There is a new version of this course. Please see Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression.
This introductory course is for SAS software users who perform statistical analyses using SAS/STAT software. The focus is on t tests, ANOVA, and linear regression, and includes a brief introduction to logistic regression. This course (or equivalent knowledge) is a prerequisite to many of the courses in the statistical analysis curriculum. A more advanced treatment of ANOVA and regression occurs in the Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression course. A more advanced treatment of logistic regression occurs in the Categorical Data Analysis Using Logistic Regression course and the Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression course.
Learn how to
- generate descriptive statistics and explore data with graphs
- perform analysis of variance and apply multiple comparison techniques
- perform linear regression and assess the assumptions
- use regression model selection techniques to aid in the choice of predictor variables in multiple regression
- use diagnostic statistics to assess statistical assumptions and identify potential outliers in multiple regression
- use chi-square statistics to detect associations among categorical variables
- fit a multiple logistic regression model.
Who should attend
Statisticians, researchers, and business analysts who use SAS programming to generate analyses using either continuous or categorical response (dependent) variables
Before attending this course, you should
- have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate course in statistics covering p-values, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression
- be able to execute SAS programs and create SAS data sets. You can gain this experience by completing the SAS® Programming 1: Essentials course.
This course addresses SAS/STAT, SAS Analytics Pro software.
This course also addresses Base SAS software and touches on SAS/GRAPH software. You can benefit from this course even if SAS/GRAPH software is not installed at your location.
Prerequisite Basic Concepts
Introduction to Statistics
- descriptive statistics
- inferential statistics
- steps for conducting a hypothesis test
- basics of using your SAS software
t Tests and Analysis of Variance
- examining data distributions
- obtaining and interpreting sample statistics using the UNIVARIATE and MEANS procedures
- examining data distributions graphically in the UNIVARIATE and SGPLOT procedures
- constructing confidence intervals
- performing simple tests of hypothesis
- performing tests of differences between two group means using PROC TTEST
- performing one-way ANOVA with the GLM procedure
- performing post-hoc multiple comparisons tests in PROC GLM
- performing two-way ANOVA with and without interactions
Linear Regression Diagnostics
- producing correlations with the CORR procedure
- fitting a simple linear regression model with the REG procedure
- understanding the concepts of multiple regression
- using automated model selection techniques in PROC REG to choose from among several candidate models
- interpreting models
Categorical Data Analysis
- examining residuals
- investigating influential observations
- assessing collinearity
- producing frequency tables with the FREQ procedure
- examining tests for general and linear association using the FREQ procedure
- understanding exact tests
- understanding the concepts of logistic regression
- fitting univariate and multivariate logistic regression models using the LOGISTIC procedure