Use Distribution Analysis To Understand Your Data Source

Abstract:Distribution analysis - the process of examining a data set to understand its characteristics - uses a variety of tools that are often not used to their fullest extent. A procedure is presented as a guide to performing distribution analysis while avoiding common pitfalls. The procedure has four sequential steps that create a scientific method of understanding the data creation process. The procedure is illustrated with a hypothetical example of a production line filling gallon bottles with a bleach solution. A sidebar article explains a skewed point of …

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