SAS for Public Policy


Units: 6


We use SAS to explore data processing and analysis. This course provides an introduction to the SAS programming applications with examples from real world policy analysis. We use publicly available datasets to gain practical experience as well as test dataset to learn programming concepts. While the course is designed to provide SAS programming skills, it will be an opportunity to apply statistical procedures learned in other courses. Basic SAS procedures, iterative processing, statistical procedures, and common data manipulation techniques are featured in the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Perform basic analyses using common SAS procedures
  • Format and present output for public consumption in several file types
  • Understand and describe basic framework of a SAS program written by others
  • Perform common data cleaning tasks
  • Perform iterative processing
  • Identify suitable methods to answer analytic questions and identify suitable procedures that can execute the methods

Prerequisites Description

90711 or 90707