BIOSTATS 6002EX - Data Management and Statistical Computing

External - Semester 2 - 2019

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills required to undertake moderate to high level data manipulation and management in preparation for statistical analysis of data typically arising in health and medical research. Content includes: Module 1 - Stata and SAS: The basics (importing and exporting data, recording data, formatting data, labelling variable names and data values; using dates, data display and summary presentation, and creating programs); Module 2 - Stata and SAS: graphs, data management and statistical quality assurance methods (including advanced graphics to produce publication-quality graphs) and Module 3 - Data management using Stata and SAS (using functions to generate new variables, appending, merging, transposing longitudinal data; programming skills for efficient and reproducible use of these packages, including loops and arguments.

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