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On-Demand: Descriptive Statistics with Base SAS

By the end of this on-demand webinar, you will have an increased understanding of how to use Base SAS procedures for the calculation of various descriptive statistics that apply to continuous data.

On-Demand course price:
£80.00 plus VAT per delegate


This webinar is intended for SAS users who wish to understand the functionality of the Base SAS procedures: MEANS, SUMMARY, UNIVARIATE and FREQ to calculate and report basic descriptive statistics and to explore their data.


SAS users who are familiar with writing procedure steps in Base SAS language will benefit most from this webinar.


Module 1. Introduction

  • SAS Procedures Used
  • Statistical Terminology Used
  • Types of Data

Module 2. Summarising Data into Groups

  • Basic Syntax
  • Classifying Data with CLASS and TYPES Statements
  • Classifying Data using Reference Tables and Formats
  • Saving Results with Automatically Named and Labelled Statistics
  • Saving Results for Many Variables with Varying Statistics to Many Output Tables.

Module 3. Summarising the Distribution of Data

  • Basic Syntax
  • Choosing Between Standard Error of the Mean and the Standard Deviation
  • Summarising Normality of Data
  • Confidence Limits for Mean of Normal Data
  • Confidence Limits for the Median of Non-Normal Data

Module 4. Exploring Data with Statistical Graphics

  • Comparative Histograms
  • Dot Plots
  • Scatter Plots
  • Box-and-Whisker Plots