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A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS





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Published December 20, 2008 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
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Book Description

Updated to reflect SAS 9.2, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses using SAS, Third Edition continues to provide a straightforward description of how to conduct various statistical analyses using SAS.

Each chapter shows how to use SAS for a particular type of analysis. The authors cover inference, analysis of variance, regression, generalized linear models, longitudinal data, survival analysis, principal components analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, discriminant function analysis, and correspondence analysis. They demonstrate the analyses through real-world examples, including methadone maintenance treatment, the relation of cirrhosis deaths to alcohol consumption, a sociological study of children, heart transplant treatment, and crime rate determinants.

With the data sets and SAS code available online, this book remains the go-to resource for learning how to use SAS for many kinds of statistical analysis. It serves as a stepping stone to the wider resources available to SAS users.

Table of Contents

Introduction to SAS
Introduction
User Interface
SAS Language
Reading Data—The Data Step
Modifying SAS Data
Proc Step
Global Statements
SAS Graphics
ODS—The Output Delivery System
Enhancing Output
Some Tips for Preventing and Correcting Errors
Data Description and Simple Inference: Mortality and Water Hardness in the United Kingdom
Introduction
Methods of Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Simple Inference for Categorical Data: From Sandflies to Organic Particulates in the Air
Introduction
Methods of Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Analysis of Variance I: Treating Hypertension
Introduction
Analysis of Variance Model
Analysis Using SAS
Analysis of Variance II: School Attendance among Australian Children
Introduction
Analysis of Variance Model
Analysis Using SAS
Simple Linear Regression: Alcohol Consumption and Cirrhosis Deaths and How Old Is the Universe?
Introduction
Simple Linear Regression
Analysis Using SAS
Multiple Regression: Determinants of the Crime Rate in States of the United States
Introduction
Multiple Regression Model
Analysis Using SAS
Logistic Regression: Psychiatric Screening, Plasma Proteins, Danish Do-It-Yourself, and Lower Back Pain
Description of Data
Logistic Regression Model
Analysis Using SAS
Generalized Linear Models: Polyposis and School Attendance among Australian School Children
Description of Data
Generalized Linear Models
Analysis Using SAS
Generalized Additive Models: Burning Rubber and Air Pollution in the United States
Introduction
Scatterplots and Generalized Additive Models
Analysis Using SAS
Analysis of Variance of Repeated Measures Visual Acuity
Description of Data
Repeated Measures Data
Analysis of Variance for Repeated Measures Designs
Analysis Using SAS
Longitudinal Data I: Treatment of Postnatal Depression
Description of Data
Analyses of Longitudinal Data
Analysis Using SAS
Longitudinal Data II: Linear Mixed Models. Computerized Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral TherapyBeat the Blues
Introduction
Linear Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data
Analysis Using SAS
Longitudinal Data III: Generalized Estimating Equations and Generalized Mixed Models: Treating Toenail Infection
Introduction
Methods for Analyzing Longitudinal Data Where the Response Variable Cannot Be Assumed to Have a Normal Distribution
Analysis Using SAS
Survival Analysis: Gastric Cancer, the Treatment of Heroin Addicts, and Heart Transplants
Introduction
Describing Survival Data
Cox’s Regression
Analysis Using SAS
Principal Components Analysis and Factor Analysis: Olympic Decathlon and Statements about Pain
Introduction
Principal Components Analysis and Factor Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Cluster Analysis: Air Pollution in the United States
Introduction
Cluster Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Discriminant Function Analysis: Classifying Tibetan Skulls
Description of Data
Discriminant Function Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Correspondence Analysis: Smoking and Motherhood, Sex and the Single Girl, and European Stereotypes
Description of Data
Displaying Contingency Table Data Graphically Using Correspondence Analysis
Analysis Using SAS
Appendix
References
Index
Exercises appear at the end of each chapter.

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Author(s)

Biography

Geoff Der works as a consulting statistician at the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow, Scotland. His current research interests include the relationship between cognitive functioning and health, income and health, and models for longitudinal data.

In 2005, Brian S. Everitt retired from being head of the Department of Biostatistics and Computing in the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, UK. Currently working on his 60th statistics book, he acts as a statistical consultant to a number of companies.

Reviews

… this edition has new chapters for simple linear regression, generalized additive models, generalized estimating equations and generalized mixed models. Chapters have been re-arranged to fit the content better. The SAS outputs are more compact and easier to follow … This edition also incorporates some of the latest features, such as the enriched Output Delivery System, in version 9.2 of SAS. Overall, the book provides an effective way for researchers and students to quickly identify the appropriate statistical methods for their research, manipulate datasets, write up the basic framework of SAS codes and interpret the SAS output. … a valuable resource for any researcher or student who wants to learn the basics about various statistical analyses covered in the book or for anyone involved in statistical consulting or in applied statistical analysis. …
Pharmaceutical Statistics, 2011

…Overall, the structure that was chosen by the authors is effective in making the reading entertaining and engaging. The third edition of this handbook will prove to be an extremely useful reference tool for current and future SAS users.
—Antonio Pinon, Barclays, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 2010

… Like the first two editions, this edition emphasizes how to conduct a range of statistical analyses using the latest version of SAS, version 9.2. … I think the authors did a nice job in achieving the targeted goal. The SAS programs and data used in this edition are available online. The Output Delivery System (ODS), the new graphic procedures, and ODS graphics can be used for presenting the results. I expect that SAS users will appreciate this feature of the edition. … In summary, SAS users will find the new edition quite useful.
Technometrics, November 2009, Vol. 51, No. 4

…The authors largely succeed in the content of the book, expanding on the second edition of the book with practical examples of modeling and graphing techniques that have been added to SAS in recent years. They cover a wide range of topics efficiently—the explanations are brief, but not overly simplistic; the examples are sufficient and never excessive. … this a good resource for the user who is acquainted with the very basics of SAS, but unsure of how to conduct analysis. …
Journal of Statistical Software, April 2009

…The major distinction between this edition and previous versions is that this edition uses new procedures that are available in SAS version 9.2 to make data analysis easier and to provide results that are ready for publication through the output delivery system (ODS), the new graphics procedures, and ODS graphics. … This book combines data management using the SAS system and data analysis into one book. … There are many positive aspects of the book. It is a great reference for someone who is already familiar with the SAS language and the statistical techniques. It cuts out all of the intricate detail and gets to the basic steps needed to perform a particular analysis. The book has shortcuts to reduce the time spent on common tasks. It also has an excellent introduction to the new graphical capabilities of SAS V9.2, which would elate anyone who has used previous versions of SAS graphics by the inclusion of new capabilities.
Clinical Trials, 2009

Praise for the Second Edition
… a simple manual for using SAS. It has put thousands of pages of SAS manuals in less than 400 pages of a paperback … The authors have again done an excellent job of explaining each statement as well as the resulting output … In summary, the handbook introduces SAS programming through a number of data sets of varied complexity, makes the data sets suitable for analysis through programming statements, then uses SAS procedures for analysis. SAS procedures and the resulting outputs are properly explained and suggestions for appropriate analyses are provided where necessary. … an excellent handbook for a beginning SAS user. Statisticians and nonstatisticians can both benefit from this book.
The American Statistician, November 2002

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