Statistics Spotlight

2020

Statistics Spotlight: It's Not About the Tools

by Snee, Ronald D.; Hoerl, Roger W.

We hear much about problem solving. Articles and books on the subject abound. The issue, it seems, is that too much of the attention is placed on the tools rather than the other aspects of the problem-solving process....


Statistics Spotlight: A Glimpse of Reality

by Barsalou, Matthew; Jose, Harish

Many people seem to think that statistics has something to do with math, but this couldn’t be further from the truth....


Statistics Spotlight: Remember What Dr. Box Said

by Barsalou, Matthew; Schuelka, Steven

The statistician George E.P. Box has been credited with asking of statisticians, “Why do we aspire to be second-rate mathematicians when we could be first-rate scientists?”...


Statistics Spotlight: A Matching Pair

by Anderson-Cook, Christine M.

As a student in my very first design of experiments (DoE) class, one of the key messages I learned was that data to be collected needed to match what the planned analysis required....


Statistics Spotlight: The Real Deal

by Seaman, Julia E.; Allen, I. Elaine

The FDA defines real-world evidence as the clinical evidence derived from the use of a treatment or other medical product from analyzing real-world data. These data are generated from many different study designs and analyses....


Statistics Spotlight: Starting Up Is Hard to Do

by Hare, Lynne B.

Let’s face it. The outcome of most start-ups is disappointing to say the least. All too often, they end with unanswered questions, internal organizational strife and increased frustration. And that’s on a good day....



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