Cause and Effect

Abstract:First developed in the 1960s by Bell Laboratories, cause and effect tree analysis looks back in time to identify potential causes of a known event. “And” and “or” logic is used to graphically show combinations of events leading to this top event. One …

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Very well illustrated, using good examples.
--Hasan Jafri, 04-07-2010

Good examples. It is also great timing, since I am currently developing some introductory cause & effect training for some of our staff and will be using your article as a reference.
--Rich Steiner, P.E., SSGB, 02-25-2009

A very good article. I teach quality operations and decided to use this article with my students to help them understand how to construct this tree. Great tool.
--Prof. Frank Armstrong, 02-23-2009

This is an old concept but well written and presented.
--tom sheffrey, 02-23-2009

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