Twenty SEARCA scholars enrolled in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines are set to attend the Training Workshop on Experimental Designs and Data Analysis for Researches in Agriculture at SEARCA Headquarters from 8-12 January. The training workshop is partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC) based at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.
The five-day training will provide the students an overview of the various experiment designs, surveys, and appropriate statistical analyses of data. There will be a mix of lectures, exercises and field visit that aims to create a holistic learning experience for the scholars. Knowledge gained from the training is expected to help the scholars develop a framework of their research with main focus on their objectives/hypotheses and with keen knowledge of the situations/conditions under which they are to conduct their research. Ultimately, the scholars are expected to transform their research topics into a full proposal.
Lecturers and Facilitators of the training will come from a team of experts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Statistics under the College of Arts and Sciences.
SEARCA is a strategic partner of FSC, one of five EXCEED Centers funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).