Concepts and Case Studies in Data Management


Contents


Preface ix
How to Use This Book xi

Part I CONCEPTS


Chapter 1 Introduction to Research Data Management
Chapter 2 The Importance of Planning
Chapter 3 Establishing the RDM System
Chapter 4 Basic RDM System Management
Chapter 5 Common Research Data Management Problems

PART II CASE STUDIES


Chapter 6 Introduction to Case Studies
Chapter 7 A Multicarrier Health Insurance Benefit Study
Chapter 8 Highway Safety Research Using Accident Data
Chapter 9 A Phase II Clinical Trial
Chapter 10 A Large Multisite Study of Child Development

PART III CONCLUDING REMARKS


Chapter 11 The Purpose of Research Data Management
Appendix SAS Programming Hints 125
First Contact with a SAS Data Set
File Conversions
User-defined Formats
Variable Recoding
Variable Manipulation Functions
File Comparisons
Transport File Basics
Basic Efficiency Tactics
Strategies for Reusable Code
Cautious Programming
Data Management Procedures
Glossary
Recommended Reading
SAS Documentation
Manuals
Books by Users
SAS User Group Proceedings
Data Management Method
Programming Techniques
Publications About RDM Strategies
Index