Programmer Analyst, RTI
Prior to her retirement, Kim Chantala was an analyst with over 25 years of experience in managing and analyzing research data. She was a Programmer Analyst in the Research Computing Division at RTI International and a data analyst at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to providing data management and analytical services at the University, she taught workshops on analyzing survey data, focusing on the problems of sample weights and design effects. Kim believes that the real challenge in data analysis is bridging the gap between raw or acquired data and data that is ready to analyze. This inspired her to develop computerized data management tools revolutionizing the way data is prepared, Kim earned a BS in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and an MS in Biometrics from the University of Colorado.
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The Data Detective’s Toolkit: Cutting-Edge Techniques and SAS® Macros to Clean, Prepare, and Manage Data
By Kim Chantala
This book presents innovative, efficient methods of data cleaning and preparation to improve the quality of final data sets. Readers will learn to use original SAS macros as well as ingenious ways of applying SAS procedures and functions to automate steps, handle missing data, and communicate with clients about data collection.
- A SAS user since 1986, Robert Obenchain is Principal Consultant at Risk Benefit Statistics LLC in Carmel, Indiana.
- Rebecca A. Ottesen first learned SAS as a student at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she now teaches.
- Michael Patetta has been a statistical instructor for SAS since 1994. He teaches a variety of courses including Supervised Machine Learning Procedures Using SAS® Viya® in SAS® Studio, Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression, Introduction to Data Science Statistical Methods, and Regression Methods Using SAS Viya.
- Dr. Carlos Pinheiro is a Principal Data Scientist at SAS and a Visiting Professor at Data ScienceTech Institute in France. He has been working in analytics since 1996 for some of the largest telecommunications providers in Brazil in multiple roles from technical to executive.