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Stat 432- Statistical Computer Packages and Their Applications: SAS

Winter 2014 – Qing Ji

Basic Information

  • Instructor: Qing Ji
    Office: MP 422A (CIRC Office)
    Office Hours: TuTh 05:00-05:50 p.m. or by appointment
  • Time and location of classes: Stat 432 is a 1-credit four-week course, scheduled for TuTh 06:00-09:10 p.m., from January 02 to 16, 2014, in room ENGR 104. Please see detailed schedule below for exact meeting dates.
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  • Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in Stat 350, Stat 351, Stat 355, Stat 453 or instructor approval.
  • Grading policy: Your grade in this course will be based on your performance in the programming assignments which you will be doing in this course. There will be total of 4 projects and each will be worth 25 points.
    Letter grades for the course will be decided using the following:

    Score at least 90% 80% 65% 50% otherwise
    Letter grade A B C D F

    Please note that the syllabus is subject to change by announcement.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this class one should:

  • be able to use basic data steps,
  • know descriptive statistics procedures,
  • know how to create different types of charts,
  • know how to use SAS for hypothesis testing and regression analysis,
  • be able to use random number generating functions,
  • be familiar with SAS MACRO and IML (Interactive Matrix Language) features,
  • be able to produce presentable SAS output.

List of the Topics Covered and Assignment Schedule

Lecture Day Date Main Topics Assignments
1 Th 01/02/14 SAS Basics: Data Step and Data Management HW1 assigned
2 Tu 01/07/14 Descriptive Statistics, Creating Charts and Hypothesis Testing HW1 due, HW2 assigned
3 Th 01/09/14 Regression Analysis and Random Number Generation HW2 due, HW3 and final project assigned
4 Tu 01/14/14 MACRO and IML (Interactive Matrix Language) HW3 and final project due
5 Th 01/16/014 Make up day, if necessary due to inclement weather.

UMBC Academic Integrity Policy

By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC’s scholarly community in which everyone’s academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong. Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, suspension or dismissal. To read the full Student Academic Conduct Policy, consult the UMBC Student Handbook, the Faculty Handbook, the UMBC Integrity webpage, or the Graduate School website

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