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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

A Gentle Introduction to the Analysis of Sequential Data

by Pan, Rong;

This mini-paper discusses some basic purposes for doing sequential data analysis and the simple tools that can assist in data analysis...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Time Series Data, Autocorrelation, Stationary, Smoothing, Automatic process control,
Open Access

Autocorrelated Data and SPC

Mini Paper Taken from the Summer 1993 Newsletter

by William H. Woodall and Frederick W. Faltin

This paper explains time dependent autocorrelation and proposes ways to deal with its effects on statistical control charts...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1993-06
  • Keywords:Autocorrelation, Control charts, Shewhart chart, X bar, CUSUM chart, Exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) chart, Residuals
Open Access

Shewhart Charts

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 1993 Newsletter

by Martin, Tripp;

This paper addresses disagreements between proponents of traditional Shewhart control charts and proponents of Pre-Control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1993-03
  • Keywords:X-bar and R chart, Individuals and moving range chart, Median and range chart, Pre-control, Statistical process control, Process improvement
Open Access

‘Stop Light’ Control - Revisited

Mini Paper Taken from the Summer 1991 Newsletter

by Heaphy, Maureen; Gruska, Gregory;

This paper presents ‘stop light’ control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1991-06
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, Control charts, Stop light control, Sampling, Double Sampling, Binomial distribution, Poisson distribution, False alarms
Open Access

Quality Audits in Relation to International Business Strategy - What is our National Posture?

Winter 1989 Youden Address

by Marquardt, Don W.;

This address discusses the requirements for succeeding in today's global economy: understand international standard concepts such as ISO8402 and ISO9000, view quality management and external quality assurance as competitive tools for a business, gear the business strategy toward the current global developments in quality assurance, and formulate a business strategy to remain competitive with European-style and Asia/Pacific-style quality competition. Audits are the prime mechanism for providing quality assurance, and there are different styles of using quality as a business strategy. In the European Community, auditing systems are based on reciprocal recognition of quality system registrations among participating nations. This strategy results in a systematic business-government partnership with supporting infrastructure. The benefits are that the audits force systematic quality efforts throughout the economies of all nations. This resultsin a competitive advanta! ge when bidding for a contract

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1989-12
  • Keywords:Quality control, Quality assurance
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
Open Access

‘Stop Light’ Control

Paper Appearing in Winter 1984 Newsletter

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

This paper presents a pre-control technique called stop light control. The objective is to detect significant changes in the process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1984-02
  • Keywords:Pre-control, Stop light control, Quality control
Open Access

The Fallacy of 100% Inspection

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1983 Newsletter

by Gunter, Bert;

This mini paper compares an uncontrolled process with 100% inspection with a controlled process with no inspection. The consumer would prefer the controlled process having no inspection...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1983-09
  • Keywords:Statistical process control, 100% Inspection, Quality control

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