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140.631.01 THE SAS STATISTICAL PACKAGE: A SURVEY FOR STATISTICIANS

Department: Biostatistics
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Aidan McDermott
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to the SAS statistical package in a Microsoft Windows environment. Using examples of public health data students learn to write programs to summarize and present data and to perform simple statistical analyses. Emphasizes the creation and manipulation of database structures suitable for statistical analyses. Using the interactive matrix language, introduces students to computation within a matrix environment and the development of modular programming techniques.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Write and execute programs using SAS syntax
Read and transform data in preparation for statistical analysis
Create tabular and graphical displays of data
Perform simple statistical analyses such as linear regression
Utilize the SAS matrix language to perform matrix computations
Employ optimization procedures and functions to maximize simple likelihoods

Methods of Assessment: Weekly examination
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 1
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

All students must obtain consent

For consent, contact: amcdermo@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

140.651 or 140.652

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail