Description - SAS Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists by Paul E. Spector
This second edition of the successful SAS Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists has been updated to the latest SAS releases, and thoroughly revised to provide readers with even more practical tips and advice. Paul Spector takes a problem solving approach that focuses on common programming tasks encountered during data analysis. He uses examples and sample programmes to introduce various SAS programming concepts in the context of social science problems. New features in this edition include: new debugging sections providing advice about common errors; end of chapter debugging practice exercises, with answers; a new section on how to use the interface; five new appendices, including a glossary of programming terms and a summary of SAS language statements; a link to the authors online SAS course; Throughout the book, Paul Spector offers the reader a three-step approach (preplanning, writing the programme and debugging), tips about helpful features and practices to use, as well as advice on pitfalls to avoid. Basic programming concepts are introduced in a logical sequence.
The principles of structured programming are introduced to help the reader write programmes that avoid excessive and disorganized branching. Appropriate for readers with little or no knowledge of the SAS language, this book will enable readers to run each example and adapt the examples to real problems that the reader may have, and create a programme. Includes SAS screen shots.
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Author Biography - Paul E. Spector
Paul E. Spector is a distinguished professor of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology and I/O doctoral program director at the University of South Florida. He is also director of the NIOSH funded Sunshine Education and Research Center's Occupational Health Psychology doctoral program. He is the Associate Editor for Point/Counterpoint for Journal of Organizational Behavior, Associate Editor for Work & Stress, and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Resources Management Review. He has research interests in both content and research methodology. His content research concerns occupational health and safety, including injuries, stress and workplace violence. His methodology interests involve the connections among measurement, statistics, and inference. He has published four books with SAGE: Job Satisfaction: Applications, Assessment, Causes and Consequences, Research Designs, SAS 8 Programming for Researchers and Social Scientists, and Summated Rating Scale Construction.