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Statistics Body of Knowledge - our library content below focuses on the topics in this listing.

Webinars

Is Deming's Red Bead Experiment Misleading?

Mini-Paper from the Jan 2013 Newsletter

by Charles H Goldsmith;

This is the Mini-Paper in the January 2013 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-01
  • Keywords:Red beads, Rating Employees, Common cause, Sample Size, Power

Understanding Data Differences Equals Making Better Decisions

September 2011 Webinar

by Fischer, Wayne G.;

This basic, introductory webinar uses everyday data from real life to discern which differences matter: how to detect them, how to interpret them, and how to use them for process improvement...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-09
  • Keywords:Control charts, Control limits, Histogram, I and MR chart, Shewhart chart, Special cause, Common cause, Statistical process control, Variability
Open Access

Data-Driven Decision-Making and Organizational Excellence

by Andell, Jonathan;

Application of statistical thinking in the area of customer-centered process management...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2007-06
  • Keywords:Process management, Statistical thinking, Data-driven decision-making, Measurement systems validation, Common cause, Assignable cause
Open Access

Statistics and Reality – Part 2

Mini Paper Taken From Winter 2002 Newsletter

by Balestracci, Davis

This Mini Paper shows that the most basic statistical tools usually provide the best insights into processes...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2002-12
  • Keywords:Time plots, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Run charts, Common cause, Special cause
Open Access

Cpk – An Application of Individuals Control Charts

Tutorial Taken from the Spring 1999 Newsletter

by Mitchell, Robert

This article offers a case study on how an Individuals control chart is used to demonstrate the stability of the Cpk statistic...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-03
  • Keywords:Special cause, Common cause, Statistical thinking
Open Access

Process Capability Indices

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1999 Newsletter

by Mitchell, Robert H.;

This paper presents the definitions of several capability indices and explains why they can sometimes lead to flawed decisions...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-01
  • Keywords:Process capability, X-bar and R chart, Special cause, Common cause, Variability
Open Access

A Primer for Enumerative vs. Analytic Studies: Using Caution in Statistical Inferences

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1996 Newsletter

by Beachell, Eileen J.; Monda, Marilyn;

This paper explains why it is important to distinguish between enumerative and analytic studies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-06
  • Keywords:Enumerative study, Analytic study, Common cause, Special cause
Open Access

Using On-Line Process Data to Improve Quality

Youden Address Appearing in Winter 1996 Newsletter

by MacGregor, John F.;

This Youden address identifies the urgency for statisticians to take advantage of the abundance of on-line process data and come up with the next generation of improved multivariate control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1996-01
  • Keywords:Principal components, Projection latent structures (PLS), Control charts, Covariance, Collinearity, Signal-to-noise ratio, Squared prediction error (SPE), Assignable cause, Common cause, Hotelling’s T2 statistic, Control limits, Hypothesis testing
Open Access

Statistical Thinking and Its Contribution to Total Quality

Mini Paper Appearing in Winter 1991 Newsletter

by Snee, Ronald D.;

This paper examines statistical thinking and its role in total quality...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1991-01
  • Keywords:Total quality, Statistical thinking, sources of variation, Common cause, Special cause
Open Access

Statistics-Aided Manufacturing: A Look into the Future

1988 Youden Address

by Hahn, Gerald J.;

This address defines the challenges that statisticians must face...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1988-09
  • Keywords:Autocorrelation, Automatic process control, Common cause, Control charts, Special cause, Statistical process control, Reliability assurance, Youden Address

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