Data Management and Analytics using SAS (ODL) STATS5080
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Mathematics and Statistics
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course provides an in-depth introduction to the statistical software package SAS, including the use of Structured Query Language (SQL). It covers all the features required for SAS certification as a Certified SAS Base Programmer and a Certified SAS Statistical Business Analyst.
The course mostly consists of asynchronous teaching material.
Requirements of Entry
The course is only available to online-distance learning students on the PGCert/PGDip/MSc in Data Analytics.
Data Management and Analytics using SAS
Data Management and Analytics using SAS (Level M)
100% Continuous Assessment
This will typically be made up of a project (25%), two homework exercises, including online quizzes (50%), and one timed assessment (25%). Full details are provided in the programme handbook.
The aims of this course are:
■ to provide students with experience of programming and data management using SAS, including running basic database queries with Structured Query Language (SQL); and
■ to illustrate how SAS can be used to carry out a wide variety of statistical analyses.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ manipulate, transform and combine data sets in SAS
■ import and export raw data files
■ create basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures
■ identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors
■ formulate basic queries in SQL
■ fit standard statistical models using SAS procedures such as TTEST, REG, GLM, LOGISTIC, GENMOD and SCORE, and assess their performance
■ use their knowledge of SAS procedures to analyse a complex real-world data set and summarize the results in a report.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.