Introduction to SAS

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The Introduction to SAS workshop returns this Friday at Rodgers Library. 

Here are the details:

Introduction to SAS, 2015
Friday, March 6
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rodgers Library Scholars Station

SAS is a statistical software package and programming language for data management, analysis, and reporting. Comprehensive and powerful, it is the tool of choice for “power users” and those who need to manage complex data sets on a regular basis. SAS is available in Gorgas and Rodgers libraries.

This workshop will provide an introduction to SAS, including entering data, data management, and descriptive statistics. Attendees will receive an introduction to working in the SAS environment and an introduction to basic coding, including entering data and importing data, editing data sets, and variable transformation. Additionally, an introduction to PROC MEANS and PROC FREQ will be included as methods of generating descriptive statistics and generating frequency tables. The session will be hands-on, with the opportunity to ask questions at the end. This workshop is presented by the University Libraries and the College of Education Research Assistance Center, and the instructor is Dr. Sara Tomek, the center’s director.

Last semester, I asked attendees to share the most valuable information they learned in the Introduction to SAS workshop. Here are some of their responses:

  • This is the first time I opened SAS. I learned the basics like folder structure and syntax.
  • Importing data
  • Everything. I didn’t know the first thing about SAS.
  • Basics of coding
  • Intro on SAS interface and when to use SAS
  • Setup project structure folder
  • Great class!
  • How to engage this program with large data sets

Register here to guarantee your spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Introduction to SAS Flyer (PDF)

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