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Statistics Spotlight: Knowing Things That Aren't So
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Statistics Spotlight: Knowing Things That Aren't So

Process control efforts fail in the absence of measurement uncertainty information

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
September 2023
Issue:
Volume 56 Issue 9
Pages:
pp. 42-45
Author(s):
Hare, Lynne B.
Organization(s):
Statistical consultant
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Abstract

Some may question the need for all the rigor required for estimating measurement error. No one knows exactly who originated this statement or when, but it serves as a stark warning: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

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