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SAS Programming with Medicare Administrative Data, 2nd Edition by Matthew Gillingham

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Chapter 4: Planning the Research Programming Project

Introduction and Goals of This Chapter

Our Project’s Plan: The SDLC

Our Project’s High-Level Requirements

Our Project’s Quality Assurance Plan

Our Project’s Flowchart

Our Project’s Data Storage and LIBNAMES

Our Research Programming Technical Specifications

Chapter Summary

 

Introduction and Goals of This Chapter

Our goal in this chapter is to plan our research programming project. As you will see, the planning process is a fundamental part of any research programming effort. In my experience, aside from a misunderstanding of data, the lack of a methodical and comprehensive programming plan is the most common reason that research programming efforts struggle or even fail.

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