ASQ Statistics Division
Content Areas (Body of Knowledge)

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  • The Role of Statistics in Industry
    • Historical Perspective
    • Roles and Responsibilities for Statisticians
    • Critical Soft Skills for Statisticians
    • Ethics for Statisticians
  • Statistical Thinking and Statistical Engineering
    • Definition and Philosophy
    • Applications in System Definition and Improvement
    • Process Improvement Strategies
    • System Definition Tools
    • Data Analysis Tools
    • Knowledge-Based Tools
    • Quality Management
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Process Thinking
    • Understanding and Reducing Variation
    • Data-based Decision Thinking
  • Data Management and Knowledge Management
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Data Management
    • Database Structures
    • Knowledge Management
  • Fundamentals
    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Probability
    • Estimation
    • Statistical Distributions
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Statistical Intervals
    • Sample Size
    • Power
  • Measurement Characterization
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Understanding the Measurement System
    • Measurement System Analysis / Gauge R&R Design
    • Measurement System Analysis / Gauge R&R Analysis
    • Uncertainty Propagation
  • Process Monitoring and Quality Control
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Qualitative Tools for System Definition
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC) Charts
    • Capability Analysis
    • Acceptance Sampling
    • Off-Line Quality Control
  • Experimental Design
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Planning Process, Experiment Conduct, and Power
    • Types of Designs
    • Design Assessment and Construction
    • Analysis
    • Communication of Results and Follow-On Activity
    • Virtual/Computer Experimentation
  • Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Observational Data Analysis
    • Model/Variable Identification Process & Strategies
    • Model Diagnostics
    • Model Types, Use, & Interpretation
      • Regression Methods: Linear, Polynomial, Multivariable
      • ANOVA/ANCOVA and Estimation of Variance Components
      • Response Surface Methods
      • Longitudinal (Repeated Measures) Data Analysis
      • Time Series Data Analysis
      • Spatial Data Analysis
      • Nonlinear Data Analysis
      • Profile/Functional Data Analysis
      • Categorical Data Analysis
      • Multivariate Data Analysis
      • Data Mining
      • Censored Data Analysis
    • Optimization
    • Simulation
  • Reliability
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Qualitative Tools
    • Reliability Modeling, Allocations, and Predictions
    • Reliability Test Planning
    • Trade Studies
  • Survey Sampling and Market Feedback Analysis
    • Objectives, Basic Concepts, and Terminology
    • Survey Design Principles (Questionnaire Design and Statistical design)
    • Survey Implementation
    • Analysis of Survey Data
  • Other Advanced Topics
    • Decision Theory and Analytics
    • Bayesian Inference
    • Robust Parameter Design / Design for Uncertainty (Design for Variability)

 

 

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