Measurement and Statistics

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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: Asking the Right Question

by Barsalou, Matthew

I started thinking about accident rates while riding in a car when I was visiting another country. Is there a higher probability of getting into an accident there or at home?...

Branching Out

by Bennett, Brandon

When embarking on any improvement project, there are three critical questions teams must ask: What are we trying to accomplish? What change can we make that will result in improvement? How will we know whether a change is an improvement?...

Statistics Spotlight: Needles in Haystacks

by Hare, Lynne B.

Seemingly intelligent people look you straight in the eye and instruct you to tell them how many samples are needed to be absolutely certain there are no defectives in the manufactured lot. These are people with advanced degrees....

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