5 new books to go back to school with SAS


Whether you’re a high school student, a college student, a working professional looking to step up their SAS® game, or a lifelong learner who wants to explore analytics, statistics, and learn new skills, SAS Press has something for everyone this back-to-school season.


  1. A Recipe for Success Using SAS(R) University Edition: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project

This book teaches beginners with no programming experience how to start using analytics, use SAS to accomplish a project goal, effectively apply SAS to their projects or assignments, and more. Dr. Sharon Jones uses real world scenarios and case studies of projects done by her own students to help you brainstorm fun projects that will help you use SAS in your daily life. “I’ve broken this book down into easy-to-read chapters so readers can get quick and easy takeaway tips they can then apply within their community or school,” said Dr. Jones. “The goal of this text is to introduce readers to SAS and show them that when applied correctly, this software solution can help them accomplish multiple project tasks, such as data entry management, business forecasting, report and graphics writing, and more.”

  1. Exercises and Projects for The Little SAS® Book, Fifth Edition

The best-selling Little SAS Book just got even better. Readers worldwide study this easy-to-follow book to help them learn the basics of SAS programming. Now, Rebecca Ottesen has teamed up with the original authors, Lora Delwiche and Susan Slaughter, to provide a new way to challenge and improve your SAS skills through thought-provoking questions, exercises, and projects. Each chapter in Exercises and Projects for The Little SAS Book is matched to a chapter in The Little SAS Book, Fifth Edition. This hands-on workbook is designed to hone your SAS skills whether you are a student or a professional.

  1. Data Analysis Plans: A Blueprint for Success Using SAS®

Data analysis plans are critical to the success of analytics projects and can improve the workflow of your project when implemented effectively. This book provides step-by-step instructions on writing, implementing, and updating your data analysis plan. It emphasizes the concept of an analysis plan as a working document that you update throughout the life of a project. SAS users of any level of experience will benefit from this book, but beginners will find it extremely useful as they build foundational knowledge for performing data analysis and hypotheses testing. Subject areas include medical research, public health research, social studies, educational testing and evaluation, and environmental studies.

  1. Essential Statistics Using SAS® University Edition

Students and instructors of statistics courses using SAS University Edition will welcome this book. Essential Statistics Using SAS University Edition demonstrates how to use SAS University Edition to apply a variety of statistical methodologies, from the simple to the not-so-simple, to a range of data sets. With this book, you’ll learn how to apply the appropriate statistical method to answer a particular question about a data set, and correctly interpret the numerical results that you obtain.

  1. Biostatistics by Example Using SAS® Studio

Anticipated in September 2016, this latest book from best-selling SAS author Ron Cody is aimed specifically at the health sciences. Biostatistics by Example Using SAS Studio provides an introduction on how to use the point-and-click SAS Studio tasks to solve basic statistical problems. The book will include many biological and health related problem sets and will be fully compatible with SAS University Edition. “Almost all of my statistics teaching has been to medical students and students in a school of public health.  I wanted to write a book specifically aimed at the health sciences, because I believe that biostatistics courses would prefer a book where all the examples are related to biological topics and a bit friendlier to beginning statistics students,” explained Dr. Cody. “I have used the point-and-click tasks for all the statistical tests, but have included a few facts about SAS programs so that the readers could make simple modifications to the generated code if necessary.”


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Brenna has been with SAS since 2013. Prior to joining SAS, Brenna worked in library sciences, digital media technology, and film archives. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from North Carolina State University, and a PMP from Project Management Institute.

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