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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 the 3rd edition of Andy Field's award-winning Discovering Statistics Using SPSS comes this brand new version for students using SAS®. Andy has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt the book with all the most up-to-date commands and programming language from SAS® 9.2. If you're using SAS®, this is the only book on statistics that you will need!

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.

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

I found the text too complex for a 200 level statistics course.

Dr Mark Bowman
Justice Studies Dept, Methodist University
August 6, 2013

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.

Mr Fabian Armendariz
Business Administration , National College of Ireland
July 25, 2013

Field's style is popular with students, and we have them use JMP.

Professor Michael Donahue
Psychology, Institute for the Psychological Sciences
July 16, 2013

SAS licensing is too expensive in Malaysia.

Professor Michael Menke
School of Health Sciences, International Medical University
June 26, 2013

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.

Mr Michael Pyle
Psychology Dept, New Mexico State University - Las Cruces
April 5, 2013

A useful book. We use SAS only marginally but this book is very good support for what we do.

Dr Mark Moss
School of Psychology and Sport Science, Northumbria University
February 21, 2013

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.

Mr Martijn Bours
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University
December 9, 2012

meet the purposes of the course

Professor Leanne Lai
Sociobehavior administrative pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University
August 30, 2012

A book that make SAS a user-friendly sotfware. Written in a very funny way, it makes the leaning process very pleasant.

Mr Jamel Khenfer
Marketing , Paul Cezanne University Aix-Marseille III
July 8, 2012

Excellent guide to SAS for Psychology students

Dr Louise Dye
Institute of Psychological Sciences, Leeds University
May 12, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One