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International Statistical Standards: A Guide for the Uninitiated

by Johnson, Mark E.;

International statistical standards provide an abundance of tools for potential use by practitioners. The collection of these standards can be thought of as constituting a toolbox including a variety of statistical methodologies. These documents can be extraordinarily helpful, if one or more of them match the problem at hand. For applications involving commerce with countries belonging to the ISO community, the use of an international standard provides immediate credibility—particularly with in the areas of acceptance sampling and measurement method accuracy. Munitions, food quality control, and inter-laboratory testing are some areas for which statistical standards have played an important role. However, international statistical standards are not a panacea, as the range of topics covered is limited to material covered in sixty-eight published documents (as of 17 August 2010). There is a loyal users community for international statistical standards but the statistical profession as

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-10
  • Keywords:Acceptance sampling, Measurement method accuracy, Measurement systems validation, Bulk sampling, Interpretation of data, Statistical terminology, Statistical process control, Inter-laboratory testing
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Some Suggestions for Successful Statistical Process Control

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 2001 Newsletter

by Drain, David

This Mini Paper provides suggestions to address three reasons that statistical process control (SPC) implementations sometimes fail...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2001-03
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Out of control action plan, False alarms, Control charts, Measurement systems validation
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Accounting for Measurement System Variability

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 1999 Newsletter

by Capone, Sandy

This paper illustrates how to adjust for measurement system variability when evaluating process variability...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-11
  • Keywords:Variability, Measurement system variability, Control charts, X-bar and R chart, Capability, Cpk
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Measurement Systems Analysis - Revisited

Basic Tools Taken from the Summer 1993 Newsletter

by Gregory F. Gruska

This paper summarizes a collection of methods to study the stability and variability of measurement systems...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1993-06
  • Keywords:Measurement system analysis, Metrology, Gage repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R, Gauge R&R), PDSA (plan-do-study-act) cycle, Individuals and moving range (X, mR) chart, Linear regression, sources of variation

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