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Introduction to the SAS software for statistical analyses
Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2012, in Skara, 1 HEC
Dec. 3 - Dec. 7, and Dec. 13- Dec. 14, 2012, in Uppsala, 3 HEC
Course organiser
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics:
Nils Lundeheim, E-mail: [email protected]
Language: English
Subject: Biology
Syllabus approved: ???
Application and further information
Applications by email to [email protected] before November 19th 2012.
Maximum number of students is 18 in Skara as well as in Uppsala.
Prerequisites
MSc in Animal Science or Biology or equivalent knowledge.
Objective
The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the SAS software, so that the students
after the course can perform data handling and editing, as well as basic statistical analyses on
their own.
Content
Introduction to SAS
How to ‘read the manuals’
How to get your data into SAS
How to check and edit your data
How to create new variables
Merging data files
Basic statistical analyses, t-test, X2-test, analysis of variance (PROC GLM)
Simulation in SAS
Course evaluation
Means of conducting the course
Three (Skara) and seven (Uppsala) half-day meetings with lectures and computer exercises. In
addition, the students are expected to do individual work in between meetings. The students
will bring their own computers with the SAS software installed. The students are encouraged
to provide their own dataset as training examples.
Examination: Participation in at least 2 / 5 meetings.
Course period:
Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2012, in Skara; Dec. 3 – Dec. 7, and Dec. 13 - Dec. 14, 2012, in Uppsala
Literature: “Little book of SAS” and handouts given during the course
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