May 25, 2009

Corruption in Armenia: Evaluation of the Survey Dataset with the Use of Statistical Software

On May 23 and May 27, 2009, CRRC-Armenia held two trainings entitled “Corruption in Armenia: Evaluation of the Survey Dataset with the Use of Statistical Software (SPSS)” conducted by Mr. Ruben Gevorgyan and Mr. Ashot Kakosyan.


In 2008, CRRC-Armenia under the program of USAID Mobilizing Action Against Corruption (MAAC) Activity conducted household corruption survey in Armenia. Survey included 1,547 respondents representing the voting-age population in all administrative regions (Marzes) in Armenia. The questionnaire included about 80 questions on general corruption perceptions, personal experience, corruption related individual behavioral patterns, perceptions of government’s anticorruption actions, and other issues.

The training introduced participants the basics of the SPSS statistical package, corruption survey and sample methodology, ways of extracting needed information from the database, exploitation of the database, quantitative methods of analyzing the corruption database and other ways to interpret and analyze the corruption survey results. The handouts in Armenian are available for download here and here.

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