Kokonas Indastri Koporesen (KIK) recently opened a new computer lab for the Research and Development (R&D) Division at the Steward Research Station, Murunas, Madang Province. The opening of the lab coincided with the launching of the training on the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software for data analysis. The SPSS will greatly assist in the statistical analysis of KIK Research data.
The SPSS is used widely in many universities and tertiary institutions around the world to analyze research data. Although originally launched in 1968 by SPSS Inc. for use in social science research, it was acquired by IBM in 2009 and currently SPSS is also widely used in science, medical research and the business sectors. KIK Research and Development Division staff will greatly benefit from the acquired skills in using the software to enhance efficiency in research.