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Department: Biostatistics
Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Mary Joy Argo
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Familiarizes students with the use of the SAS statistical package and skills needed for effective data management, data manipulation, and data analysis. Students learn how to document and replicate their work. Graphical techniques for displaying data are discussed. Although this course uses the SAS statistical package exclusively, most technical knowledge and computing techniques covered in the course are applicable to any statistical package.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Expertly use the SAS statistical package, mastering the skills needed for effective data management, data manipulation, and data analysis

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on homework and take-home final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 2:50
Lab Times:
  • Thursday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 4
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: Limited to 25 people
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Students must receive consent of instructor before registering, due to restrictions in computer lab size.

For consent, contact:

140.622 or 140.652 (may be taken concurrently), or former 140.602

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students must receive instructor consent before registering. Lab is held in one of the School's computer labs. The lecture will be held in the same room as Section 1.