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Tabletop Hockey Meets Goals for Teaching Experimental Design

Taken from Newsletter Vol. 26, No. 3

by Anderson, Mark J.;

This Mini Paper describes how to teach design of experiments (DOE) to students using a fun and interesting experiment...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-07
  • Keywords:Full factorial, Interactions
Open Access

Remembering Jack Youden

2006 Youden Address

by Cornell, John A.

This Youden Address pays tribute to Jack Youden by highlighting his significant contributions to applied statistics. Taken from the Winter 2007 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2007-06
  • Keywords:One-factor-at-a-time, Two-factor-at-a-time, Youden squares, Linked block designs, Chain block designs, Partially replicated Latin Squares, Calibration designs, Constrained randomization sequences, Youden Diagram, Two-sample chart
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The Future of Quality Technology: From a Manufacturing to a Knowledge Economy & from Defects to Innovations

2005 Youden Address

by Bisgaard. Soren

The Address provides some observations about the future of quality technology and where we need to focus our efforts, our professional and educational activities, and our journals. Taken from Winter 2006 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2006-05
  • Keywords:Innovation, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Statistical process control, Reliability, Response surface, Principal components, Discriminant analysis, Regression, Factor analysis
Open Access

Must a Process Be in Statistical Control to Perform an Effective Experiment?

Taken from the Fall 2004 Newsletter

by Rand, Daniel R. ;

The paper investigates the potential consequences of implementing an experimental design when the process is not in statistical control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-09
  • Keywords:Fractional factorial, Mean square error, Special cause, confounding, Aliasing, Cpk, Replication, Half-normal plot of effects
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The Embedded Statistician

2003 Youden Address

by Hahn, Gerald J.

The “embedded statistician” is here to save the statistics profession in a new era of global challenges. Taken from the Winter 2003 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-01
  • Keywords:DMAIC (Define Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Data acquisition, Measurement Error
Open Access

Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality

2002 Youden Memorial Address

by Meeker, William Q.

This Youden Address relates reliability to quality and reviews methods and tools for improving reliability. Taken from the Spring 2003 Newsletter...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:Reliability demonstration, Reliability assurance, Bayesian, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), DMADV (Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), Design for reliability, Failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA), Highly accelerated life testing (HALT)
Open Access

Six Sigma, Measurement Systems, and the Hidden Factory

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 2003 Newsletter

by Rodebaugh, Bill

Measurement systems ineffectively designed and implemented may contribute to the inefficiencies of “the hidden factory”. This Mini Paper presents an approach to avoid these inefficiencies...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2003-03
  • Keywords:Cost of poor quality (COPQ), Gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) analysis, Precision to tolerance (P/T) ration, X-bar and R chart
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

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

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

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