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Quality Engineering Your Christmas Tree

by Roeder, Ken PhD., Forest Geneticist, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources;

Christmas trees are used as a case study to highlight quality applications in a non-manufacturing industry. Genetics is one of the latest tools being applied to improve the average quality level of tree crops. Tree improvement through selective breeding is heavily reliant on design of experiments (DOE) and statistical data analysis. The multi-year time frame required for tree crop growth requires long-term planning of longitudinal studies, sequential experimentation, and up-front identification of other factors for inclusion in these designs. Extensive work has been done by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources to improve the trees grown and sold for wood products and for the Christmas tree market in particular. Experimental design considerations must take the underlying genetics into account, as well as balance complex logistical and feasibility issues associated with field testing. Statistical data analysis is critical in quantifying differences and interpreting results so th

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-10
  • Keywords:Field Testing, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Improvement, Genetic, Christmas trees
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When People Are The Instrument: Sensory Evaluation Methods

by Gengler, Irene;

Measurements using people as the instruments are sometimes necessary. This article addresses how to use methods in tandem with statistical procedures to make the measurements more reliable...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-10
  • Keywords:Sensory evaluation, Descriptive analysis, Acceptance test, Intensity, Liking, Discrimination tests, Difference tests, Sensory questions, Score sheets, Rating scales, Hedonic, Replication, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
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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
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Designing Experiments – An Overview

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 2000 Newsletter

by Gruska, Gregory F., Heaphy, Maureen S.

This paper provides an overview of designed experiments and how to best use them...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-04
  • Keywords:Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), PDSA cycle, Replication, Repetition, Randomization, Signal-to-noise ratio, Completely randomized designs, Block designs, Latin square designs, Youden squares, Full factorial, Fractional factorial
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Design, Marketing and Quality Management: Parts of a Whole

Youden Address Appearing in Winter 1992 Newsletter

by Lawton, William;

The successful integration of Quality Management, the marketing function, and en!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1992-01
  • Keywords:Preference Models, Conjoint Analysis, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Utility Curve, Fractional factorial
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Two-Stage Nested Designs

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1984 Newsletter

by Pignatiello, Joe;

This paper presents an example illustrating the use of a two-stage nested design...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1984-09
  • Keywords:Nested Design, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Equality of Means

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