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Newsletter Archive - full copies of past Division newsletters

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

Webinars

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

Must a Process Be in Statistical Control to Perform an Effective Experiment?

Taken from the Fall 2004 Newsletter

by Rand, Daniel R. ;

The paper investigates the potential consequences of implementing an experimental design when the process is not in statistical control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-09
  • Keywords:Fractional factorial, Mean square error, Special cause, confounding, Aliasing, Cpk, Replication, Half-normal plot of effects
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

Some Aspects of Sampling for Control Charts

by Palm, Andrew;

This paper focuses on producing meaningful sampling plans for control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1992-06
  • Keywords:X and MR chart, X-bar and R chart, Special cause, Randomization
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
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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