Data Analysis Plans: A Blueprint for Success Using SAS

Data Analysis Plans: A Blueprint for Success Using SAS

How to Plan Your First Analytics Project

Kathleen Jablonski, Mark Guagliardo


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Data Analysis Plans: A Blueprint for Success Using SAS gets you started on building an effective data analysis plan with a solid foundation for planning and managing your analytics projects. 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. This book will help you manage the following tasks: control client expectations limit and refine the scope of the analysis enable clear communication and understanding among team members organize and develop your final report 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.


Kathleen Jablonski:
Kathleen Jablonski, PhD, is an applied statistician in the Milken School of Public Health at George Washington University where she mentors students in research design and methods using SAS for data management and analysis. Her interests include study design, statistics, and epidemiology. She has served as principal investigator, as well as lead statistician, on several multicenter NIH funded studies and networks. She received a PhD in biological anthropology and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics.

Mark Guagliardo, PhD, is an analyst with the Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and has used SAS for 35 years on a wide variety of data management and analysis tasks. He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator for dozens of federally funded grants and contracts, primarily in the area of health services research. His peer reviewed publications and presentations have been in the areas of health services, public health, pediatrics, geography, and anthropology. He is a certified GIS (geographic information systems) professional, and specializes in studies of access to health care services locations.