I remember one time having to find the difference between a mean and a
ajay ohri wrote:
> May seem strange but its true.....for all SAS/STATS related options I go
> through the online doc, and then I use wikipedia for the statistical
> On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 7:56 PM, Steven Raimi <email@example.com>
>> Hi all!
>> I've been a SAS programmer for decades, and have been able to apply it
>> in a range of businesses. Mostly, though, I've used it for data
>> manipulation. I only took the required stats for my MBA a long time ago,
>> and I've never really had to use any but the simplest SAS stats procs
>> (really, just mean, summary, and a little bit of proc univariate a couple
>> of yeara ago).
>> My current job, which I intend to stay with a good long while, is
>> focused on analyzing marketing results, chiefly incremental sales.
>> There's existing code, which I've been able to extend, but I'd like to
>> learn more about the theory underlying this analysis, how to better
>> understand and interpret results, and what sort of analyses would be
>> useful for my customers' issues.
>> Ideally, I'd like to find instruction along these lines "the p statistic
>> can indicate a confidence level for the calculated difference between the
>> two groups' sales rates - how sure are you the difference is real? You
>> generate the p statistic like this:..."
>> I've found SAS Support's "Online Resources for Statistics Education"
>> (http://support.sas.com/learn/statlibrary/), which should help get me
>> started, once SAS fixes the bug I reported (none of the examples will
>> load). I think SAS Institute's Statistics I class (Introduction to Anova,
>> Regression, and Linear Regression) will be more useful after I've learned
>> more of the basics (especially what stats will be most applicable to my
>> work). I've searched for terms like "Marketing Analytics", "marketing
>> statistics", overview, 101, etc.), but haven't found anything really
>> helpful. I've also looked for "marketing" and "market analysis" and
>> similar terms at Lex Jansen's site, and browsed the online white papers
>> from groups like the American Marketing Association.
>> So, can anybody suggest where I can find this sort of self-instructional
>> material, especially one you recommend?
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