Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

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Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

HI
1) Request to experts to elaborate advantages of learning SAS to new Biostatisticians (students).

2)Which are the minimum modules new Biostatisticians should learn before entering clinical trials?

3)Whether biostatisticians should learn SAS 8.2 or SAS 9.1?

4) SAS training is very expensive for students so how to learn SAS with the minimum expenditure?

Thanks,
Anil
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Re: Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

2)Which are the minimum modules new Biostatisticians should learn before entering clinical trials?

For starters, I would recommend Base, Stat, and Graph modules.

3)Whether biostatisticians should learn SAS 8.2 or SAS 9.1?

Definitely 9.1.

4) SAS training is very expensive for students so how to learn SAS with the minimum expenditure?

I started my learning with one or two books and then took some SAS training courses. Although the books are decent, the classes taught me a lot more detail.
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Re: Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

From my experience, it is really valued for companies if an statistician has good SAS programming skills. When I started to work I got jobs before my colleagues just because I learnt SAS by myself.

Finally I learnt a lot looking at the SUGI papers. If you want to learn about something in SAS, just make a google search about your topic + SUGI.
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Re: Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

Hi,

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Sunil
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Re: Biostatistician and SAS programming in clinical trials

Sunil Gupta's class is probably overkill for someone who has no SAS experience.

You asked similar questions a year and a half ago, the answers really aren't much different from then.

Doc Muhlbaier
Duke
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