Sociology 205a Notes page
Topic: Introduction to the class, strengths & weaknesses of quantitative data, overview. Goals & logic of empirical analyses in sociology.
Topic: LAB DAY. Introduction to SAS. We will cover user interface, basic SAS setup, writing programs, reading archived datasets, converting data from Excel to SAS, entering data by hand.
Class 2 SAS Tutorial slides. This is a powerpoint file that walks through an extended example. Try this to get you started with SAS.
Topic: Graphic Display & Presentation of Summary Data & Distributions.
Topic: LAB DAY. Using SAS for Graphic display of data.
- I put a quick tutorial for reading a simple state-level datafile from an HTML page into Excel, then into SAS, then running univariate statistics on it. The example powerpoint file is here: dataread1.ppt. The example sas code is: dataread1_ex1.sas
- I also added a powerpoint slideshow that demonstrates downloading data from the GSS. You can get that here: gss_download.ppt. The SAS program that I write along the way can be found here: gss_distribution.sas
Topic: Association & Contingency.
Topic: LAB DAY. Association and Contingency
Topic: Probability. A SAS program for simulating rolling a dice can be found here: die_roll_example.sas
Topic: Statistical Inference: Confidence Intervals & Significance Tests. A SAS program for simulating sample means: mean_sample.sas
Topic: Lab Day. Data merging and recoding. See election_2004_combined.sas
Topic: Catching up!
Topic: Associations in categorical variables
Topic: Lab Day Associations in categorical variables
Topic: Categorical Association
Topic: Associations in quantitative variables: Regression Analyses.
Topic: Multiple Regression
Topic: Multiple Regression and Interactions
Topic: Last Day; presentation of research results.