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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

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)
Open Access

Making Data Patterns Visible

by Narella, Nadhamuni; Menon, Anil;

This article shows how to make patterns and key information obvious in tables by following simple principles...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-05
  • Keywords:Data Patterns, Ordering, Rounding, ORACLE, Normal plots, ANOVA
Open Access

A Primer on Surveys

Mini-Paper appearing in the Winter 2000 Newsletter

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

This article discusses considerations in question wording, answer choices, comparisons between surveys, and piloting (or validating) a questionnaire prior to its full-scale exe!..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-01
  • Keywords:Communication, Random sampling, Rating scales, Representative sampling, Stratified sampling, Surveys
Open Access

A Perspective on Models and the Quality Sciences: Some Challenges and Future Directions

Winter 1999 Youden Address

by Montgomery, Douglas C.;

This address advocates for the improvement of the outdated Shewhart model used in statistical process control and answers the criticism of those opponents who believe that the Shewhart control chart is the only one needed to fit all situations...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-01
  • Keywords:Control charts, Statistical process control, Time Series Data, Statistical Methods, Industrial experiments, Inductive learning
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

Three Variable Scatter Plot: An Example

Basic Tool Taken from Spring 1995 Newsletter

by Olson, Richard A.;

This Basic Tool shows a method for constructing three variable scatter plots...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1995-03
  • Keywords:Three Variable Scatter Plot
Open Access

Four Basic Tools for Organizing and Quantifying “Idea Data” – Part 2

Basic Tools Appearing in Fall 1994 Newsletter

by Emerling, Don;

This paper explains how to use a tree diagram and a prioritization matrix as part of a set of tools intended to extract the most relevant information from data consisting of ideas...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1994-10
  • Keywords:Tree Diagram, Prioritization matrix
Open Access

Pedal Faster – They’re Gaining on Us

1994 Youden Address

by Lynne B. Hare

This address proposes solutions for statisticians to reverse the downward spiral trend affecting organizations and to propose a new role for statsiticians...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1994-01
  • Keywords:Synthesis, affinity diagrams, interrelationship digraph, Tree Diagram, prioritization matrix, matrix diagram, process decision program chart, activity network diagram.
Open Access

Magnificent Seven Quality Tools Workshop

Basic Tools Appearing in Fall 1993

by Otto Schwartz

This article describes the process for implementing a workshop on the seven tools of quality, and shares the lessons learned from this process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1993-09
  • Keywords:Workshop development, Flowchart, Cause-and-effect diagram, Control chart, Histogram, Checksheet, Pareto chart, Scatter plot

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