Spring 2013 Course
Syllabus: Math 664
Course Title: 
Methods for Statistical Consulting 
Textbook: 
Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language, by Ronald Cody and Jeffrey Smith; Publisher: Pearson / Prentice Hall; 5th edition (November, 2007); ISBN #: 0131465325. 
Prerequisites: 
Math 661 or equivalent with Departmental approval. 
Course Outline 

Date 
Lecture 
Sections 
Topic 
Assignment 
Week 1 1/24 
1

Chapter 1

Introduction to SAS 

Week 2 1/31 
2 
Chapters 12 and Lecture Notes 
Getting Your Data into SAS 

Week 3 2/7 
3 
Chapters 14 & 15 
Working with Your Data (I) 

Week 4 2/14 
4 
Chapters 4, 16 & 17 
Working with Your Data (II) 

Week 5 2/21 
5 
Chapter 2 and Lecture Notes 
Sorting, Printing, and Summarizing Your Data 

Week 6 2/28 
6 
Lecture Notes 
Enhancing Your Output with ODS 

Week 7 3/7 
7 
Chapter 14 and Lecture Notes 
Modifying and Combining SAS Data Sets 

Week 8 3/14 


MIDTERM EXAM:
Thursday ~ March 14, 2013 

Week 9 3/21 


Spring
Recess No Classes Scheduled 

Week 10 3/28 
8 
Chapter 19 and Lecture Notes 
Introduction to SAS Macro Programming 

Week 11 4/4 
9 
Chapters 13 and Lecture Notes 
Exporting Your Data 

Week 12 4/11 
10 
Chapters 3, 5, 6 & 7 
Using Basic Statistical Procedures (I) 

Week 13 4/18 
11 
Chapters 3, 5, 6 & 7 
Using Basic Statistical Procedures (II) and Case Studies (I) 

Week 14 4/25 
12 
Lecture Notes 
Case Studies


Week 15 5/2 
13 
Lecture Notes 
Case Studies (III)


Week 16 5/9 
Students’ Project Presentation Thursday ~ May 9, 2013 
IMPORTANT DATES 

FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER 
January 22, 2013 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW 
March 26, 2013 
LAST DAY OF CLASSES 
May 8, 2013 
FINAL EXAM PERIOD 
May 9 – 15, 2013 
Grading Policy
Assignment Weighting 

Tentative Grading Scale 

Homework 
40 % 

A 
90  100 
Midterm Exam 
20 % 

B+ 
85  89 
Course Project 
25 % 

B 
80  84 
Class Participation 
15 % 

C+ 
75  79 



C 
70  74 



F 
0  69 
Important
Departmental and University Policies
Prepared by Prof. Wenge Guo, December 22, 2012