Discovering Statistics Using SAS
- Andy Field - University of Sussex, UK
- Jeremy Miles - RAND Corporation, USA
Quantitative/Statistical Research (General) | Statistical Computing Environments
The book provides a comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, covering everything you're likely to need to know for your course, all presented in Andy's accessible and humourous writing style. Suitable for those new to statistics as well as students on intermediate and more advanced courses, the book walks students through from basic to advanced level concepts, all the while reinforcing knowledge through the use of SAS®.
A 'cast of characters' supports the learning process throughout the book, from providing tips on how to enter data in SAS® properly to testing knowledge covered in chapters interactively, and 'real world' and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive.
The book's companion website (see link above) provides students with a wide range of invented and real published research datasets. Lecturers can find multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter to support their teaching.
This book teaches multivariate statistical methods in an enjoyable way and includes programming scripts in SAS programme. It is highly recommended for whom would like to enjoy while learning statistical methods and apply them in SAS programme.
This textbook is rich and excellent for students' learning. It provides detail information on the statistics hidden in SAS. It is easy to understand. I highly recommended it to students in Marketing, Economics and other Business related Courses.
The little SAS book is an excellent point of departure to begin with SAS. "Discovering statistics using SAS" represents a great complimentary tool. It is not only a great tutorial on the SAS functionning but it is also an excellent step by step guide to begin and improve your understanding of statistics in general and especially in social sciences.
People who already own "discovering statistics using SPSS" will not be disappointed at all.
SAS is less useful to our students than SPSS
This is a very good book on Discovering Statistics using SAS. It explains statistical concept very clearly and simply using SAS.
A great resource for new students! Fun and friendly; both necessary ingredients to secure student involvement in your course.
more of a reference text tan one for undergraduates
Like the SPSS version, this book is very comprehensive and amusing. Andy's way of presenting statistical knowledge is so interesting. The book is full with life-time examples in how to do statistical tests that will guide every student in research.
I am learning SAS and this is great guide to me and my fellow researchers
SAS was more complicated for students to manage. Looking into using SPSS. More faculty members are using SPSS, therefore students will have greater access to SPSS support.