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The Promise and Problems of the P-Value

Mini Paper from the October 2015 Statistics Digest

by Frost, Jim;

This Mini-Paper will help you to understand p-values in a more intuitive way and to avoid a very common misinterpretation that can cost you money and credibility. It will discuss how p-values and the null..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2015-10
  • Keywords:P-Value, Hypothesis Testing, Significance Levels
Open Access

Sample Sizes and Marketing Campaigns

by Ajmani, Vivek

This paper compares two commonly used methods for determining sample sizes in marketing campaigns and provides guidelines for selecting the best method to satisfy business objectives...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-01
  • Keywords:Sample Size, Type 1 error, Type 2 error, Confidence interval, Hypothesis testing, Sample cost
Open Access

Candy Exercise – Simple Data Analysis

Taken from Fall 2003 Newsletter

by Mitchell, Bob

This fun filled candy exercise is intended to demonstrate the use of basic statistical tools and Statistical Thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-09
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Hypothesis Testing, Signal-to-noise ratio, P-value, Chi-squared Test, Control charts, I and MR chart, P chart, ANOVA
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

Resampling: Transforming Statistics

Basic Tools Appearing in Winter 1994 Newsletter

by Peter Bruce

This article demonstrates the applications and advantages of resampling, a computationally rich but minimal assumption method for solving statistical problems requiring probabilistic analysis...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1994-01
  • Keywords:Resampling, Hypothesis Testing, Normal distribution
Open Access

Applied Poisson Rate Analysis

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1989 Newsletter

by Heys, Jed;

This paper presents a real-life application of the “Comparison of Poisson Means” hypothesis test...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1989-06
  • Keywords:Poisson distribution, Hypothesis Testing, Binomial Test, Chi-squared Test, Comparison of Poisson Means
Open Access

The Alpha-Beta Wars: Which Risk Are You Willing to Live with?

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 1988 Newsletter

by Propst, Annabeth L.;

This issue contains the Mini-Paper "The Alpha-Beta Wars: Which Risk Are You Willing to Live with?" by Annabeth Propst...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1988-03
  • Keywords:Common cause, Hypothesis testing, PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle, Shewhart chart, Special cause, Type 1 error, Type 2 error

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