A Step-By-Step Approach to Using SAS for Univariate and Multivariate Statistics, Second Edition

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Sas Inst, May 30, 2005 - Computers - 514 pages
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Updated for SAS9, this second edition is an easy-to-understand introduction to SAS as well as to univariate and multivariate statistics. Clear explanations and simple language guide you through the research terminology, data input, data manipulation, and types of statistical analysis that are most commonly used in the social and behavioral sciences. Providing practice data inspired by actual studies, this book teaches you how to choose the right statistic, understand the assumptions underlying the procedure, prepare the SAS program for the analysis, interpret the output, and summarize the analysis and results according to the format prescribed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Step by step you will learn how to perform the following types of analysis: simple descriptive statistics, measures of bivariate association, t tests: independent samples and paired samples, NOVA and MANOVA, multiple regression, principal component analysis, and assessing scale reliability with coefficient alpha. This text is ideally suited to students who are beginning their study of data analysis, and to professors and researchers who want a handy reference on their bookshelf.

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Norm O'Rourke, Ph.D. Norm O'Rourke, Ph.D., R.Psych., is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and an associate member of the SFT Department of Psychology. Norm's areas of research interest include mental illness and well-being, marriage in later life, and test construction and validation. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Israel. Larry Hatcher, Ph.D. Larry Hatcher, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan, where he teaches courses in general psychology, industrial psychology, statistics, and computer applications in data analysis. The author of several books dealing with statistics and data analysis, Larry has taught at the college level since 1984, after earning his doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University. Edward J. Stepanski, Ph.D. Edward J. Stepanski, Ph.D., is the director of the Sleep Disorders Service and Research Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and an associate professor of psychology and medicine at Rush Medical College. He uses data warehousing and computer analysis for a variety of research projects aimed at understanding sleep disorders and quantifying sleep-related daytime impairment. Ed earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1985 and has written more than 50 papers and book chapters on sleep disorders medicine.

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