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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
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Statistical Thinking in K-12

by Blanton, Charles; Sommer, Paula Brooks

AQC Presentation...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-06
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Statistics
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Improving K-12 Education Using Statistical Thinking: A Case Study of School Principals

Mini Paper Taken from the Spring 1999 Newsletter

by Brooks Sommer, Paula; Blanton, Dr. Charles

This paper presents a case study demonstrating how to improve school administration through statistical thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-03
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Process-oriented thinking, Variance Reduction
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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This address advocates for the improvement of the outdated Shewhart model used in statistical process control and answers the criticism of those opponents who believe that the Shewhart control chart is the only one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
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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
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Left Brained and Right Out of Touch

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1998 Newsletter

by Monson, Ryan D.;

This paper presents some thoughts to help technical workers overcome their personal uneasiness to dealing with human behavior...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-09
  • Keywords:Communication, Personal Knowledge
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Data 'Sanity': Statistical Thinking Applied to Everyday Data

by Balestracci, Davis

This publication exposes eight common statistical "traps"...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-06
  • Keywords:Process-oriented thinking, Time Series Data, Variance Reduction
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Comments on “A Tutorial on Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Net Package Contents”

Mini Paper Appearing in Spring 1998 Newsletter

by Burke, Charles R.;

This paper demonstrates the implications of controlling the fill accuracy standard deviation of a process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-03
  • Keywords:Standard deviation, Normal distribution
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To Randomize or Not to Randomize, That Is the Question

Mini Paper Taken from Winter 1998 Newsletter

by Hwan, Marilyn;

This Mini Paper demonstrates why when randomization is used there is still a substantial chance that a main effect or two-factor interaction will be confounded with a lurking variable...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-01
  • Keywords:Randomization
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A Graphical Supplement for Teaching Mean and Standard Deviation Calculations

Mini Paper Taken from the Winter 1998 Newsletter

by Matejcik, Frank J.;

This Mini Paper demonstrates how to mix graphical learning techniques with the traditional way of teaching statistics...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-01
  • Keywords:Standard deviation

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