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 Roundtable: Are the Data the Data?

by Hare, Lynne B.

An argument broke out over a large set of production data. Can you imagine such a thing? At issue were some large financial implications. Who you gonna call? A statistician, of course. That’s how I got involved....


Statistics Roundtable: The Significance of Power

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

The concept of “power” has long been overshadowed in statistical circles by its big brother, “significance.” Both parameters, chosen before a test, dictate the sample size and likelihood of making an erroneous conclusion when comparing two groups....


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