The Importance of Statistical Analysis in the Development of the Capabilities of Faculty Members in the BAU

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The Importance of Statistical Analysis in the Development of the Capabilities of Faculty Members in the BAU


Noha, M. Rasheed, International Journal of Education


Abstract

This study seeks to assess the needs of faculty members at the University of Baku Applied in the use of statistical analysis software and activate it to improve performance, through polling on how to activate the use of these programs in the academic field and assess the needs for training, to provide an opportunity for studies to come through which to work on the development of training programs well and on a scientific basis.

A questionnaire was built has been distributed to more than 200 faculty members at the University of Baku Applied who are registered in the register of the university in the second semester of the academic year 2011-2012 as: professor, assistant professor, associate professor, lecturer, teacher, and after analyzing 175 questionnaires obtained by the researcher, the results showed that the use of members of the statistical analysis programs in total is low. Has been using a set of tests conducted to identify the extent and the effect of the independent variables on the axes of the study like gender, years teaching experience, and academic rank, and use of sample for statistical analysis applications and assess their needs for training. Also a set of recommendations was added. The most important ones were the need for future studies in this area , and the need for planning for training programs in the field of statistical analysis in order to improve the performance of faculty members, and so they can use these applications in all areas, both in the academic field, or in the field of scientific research.

Keywords: statistical analysis; questionnaire; training; SPSS program; quarterly grades and skills improvement

1. Introduction

The development of the performance of faculty members has great importance at the local level and the Arab world, especially with the advent of modern developments in the field of communication and information technology, and the emergence of the concept of total quality and academic assessment, and self-development, And interaction with the outside world that he no longer believes in the geographic boundaries, nor spatial frameworks, and the social organizations, but offto the World Unlimited, and believes in globalization as a philosophy of life, and a system of living.

Thus began the educational institutions at all levels, especially higher education institutions emphasizing the importance of the continued development not only in the information knowledge which represents the essential foundation for university education, but in the way the information is transferred in, and the best way to speed interaction with it, and bring it closer , with an emphasis on the receiving door was open knowledge without borders so the forum has the right to acquire knowledge, and interact with it in line with trends , desires, and abilities.

This is in fact doubles the voltage on the two works in the higher education sector to adopt a range of training programs and ask the universities compete to provide rehabilitation programs, and development for its employees, also exchanges among these programs and encourages the workers to enroll, both of whom recently graduated or who enjoy the experience of a long process.

1.1 Problem of the study

The problem of the study is in being a serious attempt to determine the needs of faculty members at the University of Balqa Applied in the field that is one of the most important areas of training that training efforts should guide to, and that is area to analyze the results of the quarterly grades for students.

1.2 Objectives of the study

This study aims to explore the experiences of faculty members at the University of Balqa Applied to identify training needs in the area of statistical analysis, and practice applied to methods and applications of these techniques, in order to reach many of the proposals that will help them develop their skills in these areas.

This main objective is branching for many sub-goals which include:

1) Identify the most important personality traits for faculty members working at Balqa Applied University in terms of gender, academic rank, practical experience in the field of teaching. …

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