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Imputation Techniques in SAS(R)

  • Tuition USD $900 GSA  $748.11
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4749 Ratings
  • Course Code BA2PB
  • Duration 1 day
  • Available Formats Classroom

Concentrating on the needs of those relatively new to the use of multiple imputation tools in SAS, this course provides a general introduction to using the MI and MIANALYZE procedures for multiple imputation and subsequent analyses with imputed data sets.

Skills Gained

  • recognize the type of missing data patterns that exist in your data sets
  • analyze imputed data sets using standard SAS procedures
  • use PROC MIANALYZE to correctly analyze output from imputed files and subsequent procedure output from standard SAS procedures
  • use real-world data sets in the virtual lab to obtain experience running SAS imputation procedures.

Who Can Benefit

  • Analysts, data managers, and other data professionals working with data sets with missing data


  • Before attending this course, you should
  • have a solid understanding of the SAS DATA step, which can be gained by attending the SAS® Programming 1: Essentials course or the SAS® Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques course, or have equivalent experience
  • have an intermediate knowledge of statistics, which can be gained by attending either the Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression course or the Statistics 2: ANOVA and Regression course, or have equivalent academic training.

Course Details

Missing Data Issues

  • types of missing data and how to identify sources and patterns of missing data
  • why missing data occurs, and what to do about it

Introduction to Multiple Imputation Using SAS

  • comparison of simple and multiple imputation approaches
  • discussion of why multiple imputation is a preferred approach

Overview of Three-Step Process

  • multiple imputation using PROC MI
  • analysis of imputed data sets using standard SAS procedures
  • use of PROC MIANALYZE for accounting for variability introduced during multiple imputation and analysis of output from standard SAS procedures

Practical Examples of Multiple Imputation

  • common examples of multiple imputation and analysis of imputed data sets using public release data from the Longitudinal Survey of Aging (a complex sample survey data set)
  • examples that cover typical imputation needs and subsequent analysis of imputed data using descriptive and regression approaches
  • output from the imputation step and the analysis of imputed data sets

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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They are very good and made sure we had all the appropriate materials for class.

Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.

Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.

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