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Emory Workshop in Complex Survey Data Analysis with SUDAAN and the SAS Survey Procedures

March 11-13, 2015, Atlanta, GA

Instructor: Dr. Donna Brogan, Emerita Professor in Biostatistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


Location: Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

1518 Clifton Road

Grace Crum Rollins Building,

Atlanta, GA 30322

Registration Fee: $1000

Health researchers in academia, all levels of government, and business frequently need to conduct secondary analyses of publically available datasets from U.S. national and state health surveys that use probability sampling.  However, training in this statistical specialty is not routinely included in public health degree programs. Health survey data (e.g. NHIS, NHANES, and BRFSS) obtained from probability sampling typically are stratified, clustered and weighted in accordance with the complex sampling plan that was used.  Specialized survey software packages that recognize these design features must be used for valid statistical analyses and appropriate statistical inferences.

Researchers in disciplines other than health face the same issue with publically released complex survey data available in agriculture, manufacturing, economics, crime, housing, transportation, and education.

Overall Workshop Learning Objectives

  1. Program SUDAAN and the SAS survey procedures for descriptive, analytical and statistical modeling analyses of complex survey data, and
  2. Interpret the analysis results. Instructor will present prototype statistical analyses using data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and participants will conduct and interpret new NHIS analyses in computer lab exercises. Participants will learn how to transfer their learned skills using the NHIS dataset to other complex survey datasets.

Workshop Prerequisites:

  1. Intermediate or advanced background/experience in both statistical methods and epidemiological methods, including linear and logistic regression.
  2. Experience using SAS for data Management and SAS STAT PROCS for statistical analysis of data from simple random samples.
  3. Some experience with probability sampling methods.
  4. Some experience with linear contrasts and simple linear (matrix) algebra.

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