# Try This Today

## 2008

### One Good Idea: A Tasty Comparison

by Landauer, Edwin

The objective in this article is to test the hypothesis that the actual distribution matches the hypothesized distribution provided by Mars. The underlying distribution, called the multinomial distribution, is an extension of the binomial distribution. Be...

### One Good Idea: Get Specific

by Gimson, Guy

Quality control or quality assurance personnel will typically be responsible for determining whether a lot of product conforms to specifications. Answering a few key questions is the first step toward the elimination of nonvalue-added product testing....

### One Good Idea: Find the Answers You Seek

by Harkins, Ray

Incidental differences—those with no impact on the component's performance—are often resolved by modifying the product print to match the samples. Microsoft Excel has a powerful tool called "Goal Seek" that makes this resolution a breeze....

### Online OGI-Harkins

by Harkins, Ray

Summary statistics in Excel table Using Goal Seek in Excel / Online Figure 3 summary statistics / Online Figure 2...

### One Good Idea: High Probability of Success

by Hamilton, Bart

Normal is the most frequently occurring type of distribution, but to use the statistics relating to normal distribution, it is necessary to prove the data are, in fact, normally distributed....

### Online One Good Idea

by Hamilton, Bart

com 2 Column name Data for creating a scatter plot / onlne Table 1 Temp Rank Sorted data Plot position Std dev 79 1 67 0.014 - 2.21 87 2 75 0.041 - 1.74 84 3 79 0.068 - 1.49 86 4 79 0.095 - 1.31 87 5 79 0.122 - 1.17 80 6 79 0.149 - 1.04 79 7 80 0.176 - 0...

### One Good Idea: Upon Further Review...

by Nanda, Vic

Often, a product release occurs without the company taking a crucial step—performing a product release readiness review to determine whether the product is ready for release and whether the company is prepared to lend its full support to the product....

### One Good Idea: Rapid Brainstorming Brings a Deluge of Ideas

by Lynch, John

What’s the easiest way to gather a lot of great ideas in a short period of time? That is the challenge the Charlotte Section of ASQ deals with each May when we hold our members’ recognition meeting....