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Discovering Statistics Using SAS

Discovering Statistics Using SAS

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February 2010 | 752 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Hot on the heels of Andy Field's best-selling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition (2009), the author has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt this textbook for SAS® using the most up-to-date commands and programming language available in latest release 9.2.

SAS® is a very powerful and popular package used throughout the world in university education, especially in the Behavioral Sciences, Business, and Economics. As with its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS® takes the entry level student from first principles right the way through to advanced level statistical concepts all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SAS®. Its approach is to teach statistical concepts as well as the computational principles, commands and language of the SAS® software package in one textbook, and given this comprehensive coverage this textbook should be enthusiastically adopted on a wide variety of statistics courses.

Following the same award-winning contents structure, accessible writing style and pedagogical approach (including a 'cast of characters' that feature in each chapter) as for its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS® will be a hugely popular textbook for SAS® users pursuing courses in statistics who then need to apply their knowledge and skills to tackling research reports, dissertations or theses.

Key Features:

  • Starts with introductory statistical theory and methods and finishes with advanced level methods – the book for any research problem, and any level of course use
  • Provides features and characters that support the learning process throughout the book, from providing tips on how to enter data in SAS® properly to testing knowledge covered in chapters interactively
  • Employs a combination of invented and real published research datasets for students. Found on the Companion Website, along with a host of other materials for lecturers and students

A password-protected Instructor Teaching Site and an open-access Student Study Site are available for this book.

Why Is My Evil Lecturer Forcing Me to Learn Statistics?
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Statistics (Well, Sort of)
The SAS Environment
Exploring Data with Graphs
Exploring Assumptions
Logistic Regression
Comparing Two Means
Comparing Several Means: ANOVA (GLM 1)
Analysis of Covariance, ANCOVA (GLM 2)
Factorial ANOVA (GLM 3)
Repeated-Measures Designs (GLM 4)
Mixed Design ANOVA (GLM 5)
Non-Parametric Tests
Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
Exploratory Factor Analysis
Categorical Data
Multilevel Linear Models

This is a well organized instructional book with absolutely comprehensive materials on statistical concepts and practical approaches to using SAS.

Mr Amadou Barrow
Department of Public & Environmental Health, University of The Gambia (UTG)
August 27, 2023

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.

Mrs Nihan Acar Denizli
Statistics, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
March 13, 2016

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.

Mr Ifeanyichukwu Franklin Nworie
Economics , Portsmouth Business School
December 19, 2015

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.

Mr Benoit Louvet
Physical Education , Faculté des Sciences du Sport et de l'Education Physique Université de Rouen
September 15, 2015

SAS is less useful to our students than SPSS

Mr Dennis Nevels
Academic of marketing and business management, Avans University of Professional Educ
June 16, 2015

This is a very good book on Discovering Statistics using SAS. It explains statistical concept very clearly and simply using SAS.

Dr Anshuman Sharma
International Business Administration, College of Applied Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education
May 26, 2015

A great resource for new students! Fun and friendly; both necessary ingredients to secure student involvement in your course.

Dr Guillermo Perez Algorta
Division of Health and Research, Lancaster University
January 16, 2015

more of a reference text tan one for undergraduates

Mr Saul Cohn
Sociology Dept, San Jose State University
June 16, 2014

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.

Mr Mahmoud Ismael
Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University
May 1, 2014

I am learning SAS and this is great guide to me and my fellow researchers

Dr Sanjit Roy
Marketing and Advertii, Coventry University
November 29, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One