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Data Analysis Using SAS

This course introduces participants to statistical analysis and data manipulation using SAS.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use SAS for managing and manipulating data

  • Perform data analysis in SAS

  • Become familiar with some of the most commonly used statistical procedures in SAS

  • Apply knowledge of data mining techniques (Multivariate Statistics, Regression, ANOVA, Cluster Analysis, Logistic Regression) for complex data sets using SAS

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Module 1:  Introduction to SAS

  • Importing data and installed data tables

  • Performing basic data analysis in SAS

  • Vector and matrix arithmetic

  • Logical selections

  • How to do loops and if statements to manipulate data

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Module 2:  Descriptive Statistics in SAS

  • Summarizing data (grouped & ungrouped)

  • Creating tables

  • Creating graphics

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Module 3:  Data Mining & Statistical Analysis in SAS

  • Hypothesis testing

  • Regression (Including Step-wise)


  • Logistic Regression

  • Chi Square Testing

  • Cluster Analysis

  • Decision Trees

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Module 4:  Case Study – Big Data

  • Analysis of a large dataset

  • Importing data from csv and txt files, data manipulation and basic descriptive statistics

  • Plots and graphing, for-loops and if-statements

  • Identify the purpose of certain lines of code

  • Practice what has been learned in Modules 1-3 with a ‘big data’ set

  • Regression analysis and ANOVA using “big data” set