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Statistics Body of Knowledge - our library content below focuses on the topics in this listing.


Open Access

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
Open Access

A Call to Action

Winter 2001 Youden Address

by Vining, Geoff

This Youden Address discusses reasons the field of industrial statistics has failed to attain the recognition it deserves...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2001-01
  • Keywords:Response surface methodology, Control charts
Open Access

Statistics and Medicine

Mini Paper Taken from the Fall 2000 Newsletter

by Kerridge, David and Sarah

This paper explores the historical link between statistics and medicine...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-10
  • Keywords:Statistics, Medicine, Scientific method, Statistical Thinking,
Open Access

Using the Power of Statistical Thinking with DOE

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-07
  • Keywords:
Open Access

Using the Power of Statistical Thinking

by Leitnaker, Mary G

This paper contains observations on the role of statistics and practitioners in providing guidance to industrial organizations in the use of Statistical Thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-06
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Process management, Measurement, Statistical Methods
Open Access

Designing Experiments – An Overview

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 2000 Newsletter

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

This paper provides an overview of designed experiments and how to best use them...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-04
  • Keywords:Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), PDSA cycle, Replication, Repetition, Randomization, Signal-to-noise ratio, Completely randomized designs, Block designs, Latin square designs, Youden squares, Full factorial, Fractional factorial
Open Access

Improve Performance Using Statistical Thinking

by Doug Hlavacek, Stu Janis, Bob Mitchell, Tom Pohlen

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-03
  • Keywords:Statistical Thinking
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

Integrity in Statistics

Winter 2000 Youden Address

by Bacon, David W.

This address proposes a solution to maintain the integrity of the statistical profession...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-01
  • Keywords:Ethics, Consulting, Communication
Open Access

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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