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Titel Introductory course in SAS programming
Kursnummer 1447
Program Epidemiologi
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2018-05-14 -- 2018-05-18
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The aim is to introduce fundamental SAS programming language for use in database handling and preparation for analyses. Further, the aim is to introduce the student on how to use statistical procedures in SAS, with focus on descriptive statistics.
Kursens lärandemål After successfully completing this course you as a student are expected to be able to:
- apply the SAS system when importing and exporting data.
- manipulate data using SAS labels and formats.
- manipulate data using SAS functions and programming statements.
- perform descriptive statistics using adequate SAS procedures.
- describe how to use the SAS help manual (SAS OnlineDoc).
Kursens innehåll The course is designed to give fundamental insights in the SAS system and basic skills in the SAS programming language. The course embraces commands for definition, description, modification, selection and analysing of data, and covers: - Introduction to the SAS Windows - SAS data sets, creating, importing and exporting data - Data handling, programming statements and SAS functions - SAS procedures for descriptive statistics
Arbetsformer Full-time in supervised computer lab with a mixture of interactive lectures and excercises. Every morning a quiz, recapitulating the previous days' lectures.
Obligatoriska moment Only the examination is compulsory.
Examination To pass the course, the student has to show that the learning outcomes have been achieved. The course will end with an examination consisting of both an individually written and individually computerized exam where the covered commands are used. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second chance to resubmit the examination within two months of the final day of the course. Students who do not obtain a passing grade at the first two examinations will be given top priority for admission the next time the course is offered.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Recommended reading: Delwiche LD, Slaughter SJ. The little SAS book: A primer, 3nd edn. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc, 2003. SAS hand outs.
Antal studenter 8 - 20
Urval av studenter Eligible doctoral students will be prioritized according to 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date). To be considered, submit a completed application form. Give all information requested, including a short description of current research training and motivation for attending, as well as an account of previous courses taken.
Övrig information The course is held at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna. Fulltime in supervised computer lab with a mixture of interactive lectures and exercises. Every morning a quiz, recapitulating the previous days' lectures. Basic computer skills are required.
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Kursansvarig Susanne Wicks
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