Measurement and Statistics


Editor's Pick

Driven by Metrics

by Okes, Duke

Performance metrics are a necessary part of managing an organization. However, they have good and bad impacts on individual behavior, so organizations need to find ways to maximize the good while minimizing the potential damage....


Statistics Spotlight: How Good Are My Data?

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

For many every day uses, applied statistics is used to prove superiority, inferiority or equivalence or test for outliers....


Statistics Spotlight: Action That Matters

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

Suppose you’re using a control chart to monitor the performance of an important process. You observe some points outside the control limits. These observed points, however, don’t seem to cause any real problem with the process or its output....


Statistics Spotlight: Know the Differences

by Barsalou, Matthew

Data are not the same as information. Data alone serve little purpose. To be useful, data must be transformed into information....



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