Programmer Analyst, RTI
Kim Chantala is a Programmer Analyst in the Research Computing Division at RTI International with over 25 years of experience in managing and analyzing research data. Before joining RTI International, she was 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, allowing users to improve the quality of their data while lowering the cost of data preparation.
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.
- Ron Cody, EdD, a retired professor from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School now works as a private consultant and a national instructor for SAS Institute.
- Len Tashman is the founding editor of Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, now in its 10th year of publication
- Udo Sglavo is Vice President of Advanced Analytics at SAS Institute.
- Michael Gilliland is Product Marketing Manager for SAS forecasting software and author of The Business Forecasting Deal.