Each topic starts with an explanation of the theoretical background necessary to allow full understanding of the technique and to facilitate future learning of more advanced or new methods and software
Explanations are designed to assume as little background in mathematics and statistical theory as possible, except that some knowledge of calculus is necessary for certain parts.
SAS commands are provided for applying the methods. (PROC REG, PROC MIXED, and PROC GENMOD)
All sections contain real life examples, mostly from epidemiologic research
First chapter includes a SAS refresher