SEARCA concludes Experimental Designs and Data Analysis Training Workshop
Twenty SEARCA scholars enrolled in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines attended the Training Workshop on Experimental Designs and Data Analysis for Researches in Agriculture at the SEARCA Headquarters from 8-12 January 2018. The training workshop was partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC), based at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.
The five-day training provided the students an overview of the various experiment designs, surveys, and appropriate statistical analyses of data. The scholars experienced a holistic learning experience through a mix of lectures, exercises, and field visit to the Institute of Plant Breeding's Experimental Farm inside the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
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.
At the end of the training, the scholars expressed their gratitude to SEARCA as the training would definitely help them in their current and future research endeavors.
Lecturers came from a team of experts from the UPLB Institute of Statistics under the College of Arts and Sciences, while facilitators and coordinators came from the UPLB Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension.
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).