Introduction to Statistical Concepts

Learn the fundamental concepts needed to get started with statistics. You’ll also learn why organizations frequently use statistical process control (SPC) to ensure the quality of their products and services.

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This easy-to-follow course, with engaging narration and animation, guides you through fundamental concepts you need to get started with statistics. Begin by studying methods to determine the central tendency of data and understand terms such as population parameters, sample statistic, and probability. Familiarize yourself with types of studies and errors, and the concept of significance when interpreting statistics. Learn why organizations frequently use statistical process control (SPC) to ensure the quality of their products and services. Interactive knowledge checks in this course let you apply what you’ve learned, and a post-test helps you gauge your level of understanding.

  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand measures of central tendency
    • Understand the difference between a population parameter and a sample statistic
    • Distinguish between enumerative (descriptive) and inferential (analytical) studies
    • Define and distinguish between statistical and practical significance
    • Understand significance level, power, and type I and type II errors
    • Describe statistical process control and how to use SPC to monitor and control a process
    • Understand when to use various types of variable data control charts, as part of SPC
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    Course Data

    • CEU Hours: 0
    • ASQ RU: 0
    • Audience: Beginner
    • Provider: ASQ - Online
    • Course ID: ISCASQ
    • You have 365 days to access this course.
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