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Predictive Analysis of System Capability

Mini Paper from the June 2015 Statistics Digest

by Erik W. Smith

This Mini-Paper builds on the concepts of gage reproducibility and repeatability studies and analysis of variance, while expanding to include families of systems and moving from a reactive application to one that is predictive and proactive in nature.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2015-07
  • Keywords:Capability Study, Measurements system Analysis, Gage R&R

Statistical Engineering and Tearing Down the Silos of Quality Engineering

Mini Paper from the February 2015 Statistics Digest

by Geoff Vining

This Mini-Paper emphasizes that Statistical Engineering only can succeed if we “blow up the silos” that separate the important quality engineering tools. Only true cross-disciplinary approaches can solve large, unstructured, complex problems, which is the key to the tactical approaches necessary for Statistical Engineering. It is bringing together the various tools in a coherent fashion that we can provide insights to solving classes of problems.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2015-03
  • Keywords:Statistical Engineering, Six Sigma, ASQ’s Technical Communities Council

Quality and Statistics: Now THAT’s Entertainment!

Youden Address

by Connie M. Borror

Classic films and how the field of statistics has been portrayed or used in these films.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2015-03
  • Keywords:Youden
Open Access

Statistics Ott Scholarship Announcement

2016-2017..

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Open Access

FTC 2015 Call for Papers

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Probability of Detection Analysis for Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection Systems

by Jennifer Brown;

Fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) is a Nondestructive Testing (NDT) method commonly used for flight quality assurance of commercial, military, and rocket engine hardware...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-10
  • Keywords:binomial regression, logistic regression, logit, probit, hit/miss analysis, probability of detection, POD, fluorescent penetrant inspection, FPI

Using Analytics: Discovering Variable Relationships that Produce Process and Product Understanding

Mini Paper from the June 2014 Newsletter

by Snee, Ronald;

A framework that enables the effective management and execution of data-rich projects to solve problems and develop process understanding...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-06
  • Keywords:Analytics, Data Analysis, Model Building, Process Understanding, Statistical Analysis, Variation

A Case Study in Sample Size

by Lenth, Russell

Statisticians are often asked questions related to sample size. However, they are often not well prepared to answer them. There are simple approximate sample-size formulas for such as two-sample t tests, and those can be pressed into service. But most studies are more complicated than that. In fact, often several effects come into play, and thus there are several aspects of the power/sample-size question. This article presents an example of a sample-size problem in a semiconductor experiment having a somewhat complex design. It is hoped that it helps to give some practical guidance in this confusing area.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-03
  • Keywords:Sample Size, Semiconductor experiments, Split-lot designs

The Web of Statistics

Youden Address

by Lenth, Russell

How statisticians and practitioners approach statistics (and even the very nature of data) has changed considerably over the years, and it will continue to evolve as the nature and type of data change. Moreover, these shifts have required statistical results to be communicated differently. Technology and the Internet are important aspects of all of this. In this article, ``web'' refers more broadly to all of the connections between what we do, how we think about it, the tools we use, and who we serve. The more we understand this web, the better we can do our jobs and prepare for changes in the future. These considerations touch on quality practices (fitness for purpose, per Juran), and statistical engineering (assembling and organizing our tools to suit the purpose).

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-03
  • Keywords:Quality, Statistical engineering, Statistical computing, Internet

ASA’s Committee on Professional Ethics: A brief note

by Hogan, Howard

The American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Professional Ethics is involved in education and outreach pertaining to ethical issues in statistical practice. The Committee provides a set of Ethical Guidelines regarding professionalism and a statistician’s responsibilities. This article also describes the history of ASA’s ethics guidelines for statisticians.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2014-03
  • Keywords:ASA, Ethics, Professionalism

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