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: Blocking Benefits

by Borror, Connie M.

When conducting even a seemingly simple experiment—such as one with a single factor with several levels—significant care and consideration should go into the design setup....


Measure for Measure: Where Do You Fit?

by Grachanen, Christopher L.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupation Classification system does not recognize job titles and descriptions for calibration technicians, calibration engineers or metrologists....


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....


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