The Data Detective's Toolkit

1st Edition

Cutting-Edge Techniques and SAS Macros to Clean, Prepare, and Manage Data

Kim Chantala
eISBN-13: 9781952363023

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Reduce the cost and time of cleaning, managing, and preparing research data while also improving data quality!

Have you ever wished there was an easy way to reduce your workload and improve the quality of your data? The Data Detectives Toolkit: Cutting-Edge Techniques and SAS Macros to Clean, Prepare, and Manage Data will help you automate many of the labor-intensive tasks needed to turn raw data into high-quality, analysis-ready data. You will find the right tools and techniques in this book to reduce the amount of time needed to clean, edit, validate, and document your data. These tools include SAS macros as well as ingenious ways of using SAS procedures and functions.

The innovative logic built into the books macro programs enables you to monitor the quality of your data using information from the formats and labels created for the variables in your data set. The book explains how to harmonize data sets that need to be combined and automate data cleaning tasks to detect errors in data including out-of-range values, inconsistent flow through skip paths, missing data, no variation in values for a variable, and duplicates. By the end of this book, you will be able to automatically produce codebooks, crosswalks, and data catalogs.

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Sold By SAS Institute
ISBNs 9781952363023, 9781952363009, 9781952363016, 9781952363047
Publish Year 2020
Language English
Number of Pages 216
Edition 1st
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