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.
I found the text too complex for a 200 level statistics course.
I'm adopting this book as supplemental reading because it has very detailed instruction on the use of specific statistical analysis tools. Specially useful for when students have decided on their research strategy and analytical framework.
Field's style is popular with students, and we have them use JMP.
SAS licensing is too expensive in Malaysia.
While a great resource for areas like applied statistics that have a background in programming in SAS, does not seem beneficial for psychology students who are more focused on the ends rather than the means.
A useful book. We use SAS only marginally but this book is very good support for what we do.
This book from Andy Field is nice, but not as great as its SPSS counterpart. Although the basic structure and content are the same (and thus as good as the SPSS version), it is somewhat less explanatory and not as clearly presented with regard to using SAS. Also, some of its charm is lost because of the black-and-white layout.
meet the purposes of the course
A book that make SAS a user-friendly sotfware. Written in a very funny way, it makes the leaning process very pleasant.
Excellent guide to SAS for Psychology students