Creating and Verifying Data Sets with Excel

Author: Robert E. McGrath
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483365654
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Accurate data entry and analysis can be deceptively labor-intensive and time-consuming. Creating and Verifying Data Sets with Excel is a focused, easy-to-read guide that gives readers the wherewithal to make use of a remarkable set of data tools tucked within Excel—tools most researchers are entirely unaware of. Robert E. McGrath’s book is the first to focus exclusively on Excel as a data entry system. It incorporates a number of learning tools such as screenshots, text boxes that summarize key points, examples from across the social sciences, tips for creating professional-looking tables, and questions at the end of each chapter. Providing practical strategies to improve and ease the processes of data entry, creation and analysis, this step-by-step guide is a brief, but invaluable resource for both students and researchers. "I have been messing around with data for over 40 years, and I still learned useful techniques and tricks from this book. It will be invaluable for everyone doing data analysis, from novices to experts. I highly recommend it." —David L. Streiner, McMaster University “Excel has become a standard tool in the modern workplace. This well-written and accessible book covers foundational Excel data skills that are rarely taught directly in quantitative methods classes, but are essential for anyone who aspires to succeed in a data-driven environment.” —Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, Old Dominion University

Exchanging Data Between SAS and Microsoft Excel

Author: William E. Benjamin
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1629596892
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master simple-to-complex techniques for transporting and managing data between SAS and Excel William Benjamin's Exchanging Data between SAS and Microsoft Excel: Tips and Techniques to Transfer and Manage Data More Efficiently describes many of the options and methods that enable a SAS programmer to transport data between SAS and Excel. The book includes examples that all levels of SAS and Excel users can apply to their everyday programming tasks. Because the book makes no assumptions about the skill levels of either SAS or Excel users, it has a wide-ranging application, providing detailed instructions about how to apply the techniques shown. It contains sections that gather instructional and syntactical information together that are otherwise widely dispersed, and it provides detailed examples about how to apply the software to everyday applications. These examples enable novice users and power developers alike the chance to expand their capabilities and enhance their skillsets. By moving from simple-to-complex applications and examples, the layout of the book allows it to be used as both a training and a reference tool. Excel users and SAS programmers are presented with tools that will assist in the integration of SAS and Excel processes in order to automate reporting and programming interfaces. This enables programming staff to request their own reports or processes and, in turn, support a much larger community.

SAS Essentials

Author: Alan C. Elliott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119042186
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A step-by-step introduction to using SAS® statistical software as a foundational approach to data analysis and interpretation Presenting a straightforward introduction from the ground up, SAS® Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition illustrates SAS using hands-on learning techniques and numerous real-world examples. Keeping different experience levels in mind, the highly-qualified author team has developed the book over 20 years of teaching introductory SAS courses. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book provides an introduction to data manipulation, statistical techniques, and the SAS programming language. The second section is designed to introduce users to statistical analysis using SAS Procedures. Featuring self-contained chapters to enhance the learning process, the Second Edition also includes: Programming approaches for the most up-to-date version of the SAS platform including information on how to use the SAS University Edition Discussions to illustrate the concepts and highlight key fundamental computational skills that are utilized by business, government, and organizations alike New chapters on reporting results in tables and factor analysis Additional information on the DATA step for data management with an emphasis on importing data from other sources, combining data sets, and data cleaning Updated ANOVA and regression examples as well as other data analysis techniques A companion website with the discussed data sets, additional code, and related PowerPoint® slides SAS Essentials: Mastering SAS for Data Analytics, Second Edition is an ideal textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in statistics, data analytics, applied SAS programming, and statistical computer applications as well as an excellent supplement for statistical methodology courses. The book is an appropriate reference for researchers and academicians who require a basic introduction to SAS for statistical analysis and for preparation for the Basic SAS Certification Exam.

SAS Certified Specialist Prep Guide

Author: SAS Institute
Publisher: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1642951765
Format: PDF
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The SAS® Certified Specialist Prep Guide: Base Programming Using SAS® 9.4 prepares you to take the new SAS 9.4 Base Programming -- Performance-Based Exam. This is the official guide by the SAS Global Certification Program. This prep guide is for both new and experienced SAS users, and it covers all the objectives that are tested on the exam. New in this edition is a workbook whose sample scenarios require you to write code to solve problems and answer questions. Answers for the chapter quizzes and solutions for the sample scenarios in the workbook are included. You will also find links to exam objectives, practice exams, and other resources such as the Base SAS® glossary and a list of practice data sets. Major topics include importing data, creating and modifying SAS data sets, and identifying and correcting both data syntax and programming logic errors. All exam topics are covered in these chapters: Setting Up Practice Data Basic Concepts Accessing Your Data Creating SAS Data Sets Identifying and Correcting SAS Language Errors Creating Reports Understanding DATA Step Processing BY-Group Processing Creating and Managing Variables Combining SAS Data Sets Processing Data with DO Loops SAS Formats and Informats SAS Date, Time, and Datetime Values Using Functions to Manipulate Data Producing Descriptive Statistics Creating Output Practice Programming Scenarios (Workbook)

Data Analysis Using SAS

Author: C.Y. Joanne Peng
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342794
Format: PDF
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Data Analysis Using SAS offers a comprehensive core text focused on key concepts and techniques in quantitative data analysis using the most current SAS commands and programming language. The coverage of the text is more evenly balanced among statistical analysis, SAS programming, and data/file management than any available text on the market. It provides students with a hands-on, exercise-heavy method for learning basic to intermediate SAS commands while understanding how to apply statistics and reasoning to real-world problems. Designed to be used in order of teaching preference by instructor, the book is comprised of two primary sections: the first half of the text instructs students in techniques for data and file managements such as concatenating and merging files, conditional or repetitive processing of variables, and observations. The second half of the text goes into great depth on the most common statistical techniques and concepts - descriptive statistics, correlation, analysis of variance, and regression - used to analyze data in the social, behavioral, and health sciences using SAS commands. A student study at www.sagepub.com/pengstudy comes replete with a multitude of computer programs, their output, specific details on how to check assumptions, as well as all data sets used in the book. Data Analysis Using SAS is a complete resource for Data Analysis I and II, Statistics I and II, Quantitative Reasoning, and SAS Programming courses across the social and behavioral sciences and health - especially those that carry a lab component.

Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel

Author: Gordon S. Linoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470952520
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Useful business analysis requires you to effectively transform data into actionable information. This book helps you use SQL and Excel to extract business information from relational databases and use that data to define business dimensions, store transactions about customers, produce results, and more. Each chapter explains when and why to perform a particular type of business analysis in order to obtain useful results, how to design and perform the analysis using SQL and Excel, and what the results should look like.

Excel Advanced Report Development

Author: Timothy Zapawa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470368292
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're a SQL programmer or an experienced Excel user, here at last is the ultimate resource on developing reporting solutions with Excel. Focused on report development using OLTP databases, this book is packed with comprehensive information on both technical and strategic aspects. You'll thoroughly examine the main features of Excel's reporting technology-PivotTable reports, Spreadsheet reports, parameter queries, and web components. With notes, tips, warnings, and real-world examples in each chapter, you'll be able to put your knowledge to work immediately. This book includes: Single-source coverage of Excel's report development features Extensive and in-depth information on PivotTable and Spreadsheet report features, functions, and capabilities Thorough documentation of the Microsoft Query program included with Excel Comprehensive information on Excel's client-based OLAP cube tools for processing very large datasets from OLTP data sources Detailed information on creating and working with web-enabled Excel reports

Introduction to Research E Book

Author: Elizabeth DePoy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323291074
Format: PDF
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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Problem Solving Excel Windows 95

Author: Sherry L. Fowler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780132351515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides a business-oriented approach to solving problems with a spreadsheet. The text reviews problem-solving techniques, provides hands-on tutorial to encourage active participation, and includes an extensive reference for Excel based questions.