Syllabus Fall 2011 - Course Syllabus PubH 6470-section 1...

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1 Course Syllabus PubH 6470-section 1 SAS Procedures & Data Analysis Fall 2011 Credits: 4 Meeting Days and Place: Tu-Th 11:15–12:30, Moos 2-520 Course Website: tinyurl.com/pubh6470 or http://www.biostat.umn.edu/~will/ph6470.html Instructor: William Thomas Office Address: A-467 Mayo Office Phone: 612-625-0651 Fax: 612-626-0660 E-mail: thoma003@umn.edu Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:30–3:30 I. Course Description PubH 6470 introduces students with a background in statistics to programming, graphics, and data analysis using SAS. The course concentrates on programming using PC-SAS, data editing and reformatting, as well as statistical applications of SAS procedures: general linear models, logistic regression, longitudinal mixed- effects models, and survival data. II. Course Prerequisites A one year course in applied statistics at the level of Pubh 6451, Pubh 7406, Stat 5021 or Stat 5302, or permission of the instructor. III. Course Goals and Objectives To provide students experience and practice using SAS to (i) identify and fix errors and problems in data; (ii) write and debug programs; (iii) make and revise graphics; (iv) manage a statistical analysis project and report their results; and learn to use SAS and internet resources to solve problems and learn new SAS procedures. IV. Methods of Instruction and Work Expectations Lectures, homework assignments, take-home exams. Assignments will be due at the start of the class, and we will immediately discuss the problems and answers so please make a photocopy for reference during class. Late homework will not be accepted. Students may discuss homeworks and final projects with other classmates but you must write your own SAS programs, and your homework and exams must be completed independently. V. Course Text and Readings Students are encouraged to purchase PC-SAS version 9.2 through the University of Minnesota for $75/year. On Reserve at the Biomed Library: The Little SAS Book 4th ed. by Delwiche and Slaughter, 2008, SAS Institute SAS Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists by Phil Spector, Sage Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models by Gelman and Hill, 2007, Cambridge Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS Dmitrienko, Molenberghs, Chuang-Stein, Offen, 2005, SAS Institute SAS for Mixed Models, 2nd ed. by Littell, Milliken, Stroup, Wolfinger, Schabenburger, 2006, SAS Institute Logistic regression using the SAS system: theory and application by Paul Allison, 2001, Wiley-SAS Categorical Data Analysis Using the SAS System, 2nd ed. by Stokes, Davis, and Koch, 2009, SAS Institute
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Fall 2011 W Thomas T–Th 11:15–12:30, Mayo 2-520 Syllabus for PubH 6470: SAS Procedures and Data Analysis Date Topics September 6
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