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Course, academic year 2023/2024
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SAS Applications in Demography I - MD360P38N
Title: Demografické aplikace SAS I
Czech title: Demografické aplikace SAS I
Guaranteed by: Department of Demography and Geodemography (31-360)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2018 to 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Level: specialized
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Klára Hulíková Tesárková, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Klára Hulíková Tesárková, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : MD360P38
Is incompatible with: MD360P38
Is pre-requisite for: MD360P62, MD360P61
Is interchangeable with: MD360P38
Annotation -
Basic work with SAS software (principles of programming, basic procedures, data processing, outputs) using demographic data. Students will learn basic principles of work in statistical software, necessary data preparation, and possible applications in demography.

Materials and information about the organization of the semester are available during the first weeks personally and in Moodle.

In the academic year 2023/24, standard present lectures are expected, except for a few weeks (from approx. 8/11 to approx. 6/12 - to be specified) when, due to the teacher's absence, the teaching is planned in the form of self-study and independent practice. Subsequently, it is possible to use consultations, e-mail communication during these weeks, and block teaching at the end of the semester. Everything will be specified in the introductory lessons.

Information on options and tools for self-study or for a combined form of study:
- Moodle tools are ready and available, Google Meet, Zoom, and MS Teams platforms can be used for possible online consultations.
- Materials are shared in the Moodle environment, possibly by sharing Google Disc folders.
- Students mainly have at their disposal teaching and demonstration videos containing both a basic explanation of the topic and an explanation and procedure for solving model examples. This allows you to work at your own pace and also to return to topics already discussed. In addition, brief texts, links to online resources, presentations, and solved and unsolved examples are provided for study. Live online webinars are organized for the combined form of study, during which specifics will be added to the pre-supplied teaching video, problems will be explained, other procedures will be demonstrated live, and students can consult about their procedures and solutions. In the combined form of study, this tool will also be used for consultations or if the students need it.
- Any changes during the semester forced by serious circumstances will be discussed with the students and possibly will be communicated to the students in time with an explanation (the email registered in SIS and the discussion forum in Moodle are primarily used).

Lectures and exercises are available to students in the combined form during the semester together with full-time study students (pay attention only to the dates when face-to-face teaching will not take place), students in the present form of study can use online tools and materials primarily intended for the combined form of study without restrictions during the semester.

Detailed and up-to-date information on the course and teaching - see Moodle

Last update: Hulíková Tesárková Klára, RNDr., Ph.D. (12.09.2023)
Literature -

Obligatory literature:

Material in Moodle

SAS help/manual

Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS 9.4

PDF (19.3MB)  |   HTML  

Recommended literature:

The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Fifth Edition 

Book excerpt  |   Buy

Last update: Hulíková Tesárková Klára, RNDr., Ph.D. (05.10.2021)
Requirements to the exam -

The final evaluation consists of two parts:

Continuous work includes assignments based on the subject matter covered in lessons using its own data. The assignment and submission take place in the Moodle. Completion of the task, its completeness, and quality will be evaluated by points from 0 to 100 (in Moodle). The deadline for submitting individual tasks is 2 weeks from the assignment (for each task will be specified in Moodle and during the lesson). Delay of performance can be arranged individually and only before the deadline for submission.

The semestral project presents a comprehensive analysis of own demographic data in SAS. These are basic descriptive statistics of data files, variables, and relationships between them, including adequate outputs. The terms of submission will be specified in Moodle and during classes.

For detailed information - see Moodle

Last update: Hulíková Tesárková Klára, RNDr., Ph.D. (12.09.2023)
Syllabus -

1) Introduction to the SAS software 

2) Types of files, libraries, data import (IMPORT, EXPORT, LIBREF)

3) Data step, procedures, basic principles of coding, proc PRINT, proc CONTENTS

4) Basic work with data files



7) Work with data files – SET, MERGE, SORT, DROP, KEEP

8) Proc TABULATE, Proc FREQ, option BY

9) Proc CORR

10) Graphical outputs – PLOT, TITLE, FOOTNOTE

11) Enrichment of the previous procedures

12) Finishing of the semestral project

Lecture in the first week of the semestre is replaced by: 

More info in Moodle.

Last update: Hulíková Tesárková Klára, RNDr., Ph.D. (27.09.2022)
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