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Applied Problem Solving and Research Using Statistical Methods with NIST Examples

by Adam L. Pinter

Workshop slides given by Dr. Adam Pintar of NIST to the Saskatchewan Section on September, 2016...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2016-12
  • Keywords:DOE,NIST

Introduction to Space-Filling Designs

Mini-Paper from the October 2013 Newsletter

by Glanovsky, Jaime;

This paper explains the motivation for using a Space-Filling Design as well as the process for creating a Space-Filling Design...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Keywords:Designed experiments, Space-filling designs, Latin Hypercube Designs, LHD, Computer Experiments

Design of Experiments in Search Engine Optimization: A Six Sigma Approach

Mini-Paper from the May 2013 Newsletter

by Shraim, Mustafa; Rajamani, Thairajan

Mini-Paper from the May 2013 Newsletter..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Keywords:Designed experiments, Search Engine Optimization, e-Marketing

Accelerating Product and Process Development Through Parallel Thinking and Experimentation

Mini-paper October 2012 Newsletter

by Kevin Gallagher; Dave Sartori;

Mikel Harry, one of the founding fathers of the Six Sigma movement, once stated that the next evolution in Six Sigma will not be towards higher levels of process capability but instead will involve a breakthrough in the quality of thought at the individual level. In this paper application of this philosophy is used to accelerate new product and process development with a methodology driven by question generation and parallel-thinking. There are typically many, many questions that need to be answered to close the gap in our understanding of Y = f(x) for a given product or process, consider ways in which you can answer these questions in parallel to accelerate your knowledge capture. By definition, multifactor DOEs already accomplish this. But often there are questions about the variation in the measurement system or underlying process or both. In this paper, a case study has been provided in which questions about the effects of controllable factors where answered in parallel with questions rega

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • Keywords:Process Development, Product development, Six Sigma, Designed experiments, Gage R

A Tale of Two Cities

2011 Youden Address

by William Notz;

This is the written version of the 2011 W. J. Youden Memorial Address presented at the Fall Technical Conference by honoree Dr. William I. Notz. William Notz's talk was inspir! ed by the lives of George Box and Jack Kiefer...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-04
  • Keywords:George Box, Jack Kiefer, Combinatorial Desgins, Youden Address, Computer Experiments

Use of the Socratic Method in Teaching Statistical Thinking

by Jensen, Willis A.

Use of the Socratic Method in Teaching Statistical Thinking Description: There are many opportunities for teaching statistical concepts whether they occur in formal or informal settings. Many different teaching approaches can be used to best take advantage of these opportunities. In order to develop statistical thinking skills a Socratic teaching approach can be helpful. An example of applying a Socratic approach is given here as well as a discussion of how to successfully apply it in teaching situations.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-02
  • Keywords:Critical Thinking, Statistical Education, Teaching Methods, Socratic Method
Open Access

Quality Engineering Your Christmas Tree

by Roeder, Ken PhD., Forest Geneticist, North Carolina Division of Forest Resources;

Christmas trees are used as a case study to highlight quality applications in a non-manufacturing industry. Genetics is one of the latest tools being applied to improve the average quality level of tree crops. Tree improvement through selective breeding is heavily reliant on design of experiments (DOE) and statistical data analysis. The multi-year time frame required for tree crop growth requires long-term planning of longitudinal studies, sequential experimentation, and up-front identification of other factors for inclusion in these designs. Extensive work has been done by the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources to improve the trees grown and sold for wood products and for the Christmas tree market in particular. Experimental design considerations must take the underlying genetics into account, as well as balance complex logistical and feasibility issues associated with field testing. Statistical data analysis is critical in quantifying differences and interpreting results so th

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2010-10
  • Keywords:Field Testing, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Improvement, Genetic, Christmas trees
Open Access

When People Are The Instrument: Sensory Evaluation Methods

by Gengler, Irene;

Measurements using people as the instruments are sometimes necessary. This article addresses how to use methods in tandem with statistical procedures to make the measurements more reliable...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-10
  • Keywords:Sensory evaluation, Descriptive analysis, Acceptance test, Intensity, Liking, Discrimination tests, Difference tests, Sensory questions, Score sheets, Rating scales, Hedonic, Replication, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Open Access

2009 Youden Memorial Address: Perspectives on Prediction Variance and Bias in Developing, Assessing, and Comparing Experimental Designs

37th W. J. Youden Memorial Address

by Piepel, Greg F.;

This Youden Address discusses the importance and need for placing more emphasis in practice on bias properties of an experimental design...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-10
  • Keywords:Prediction Variance, Prediction Bias
Open Access

Sequential Experimentation for Meta-Analyses

2008 Youden Address

by Anderson-Cook, Christine;

2008 Youden Address, Sequential Experimentation for Meta-Analyses, by Christine Anderson-Cook...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-10
  • Keywords:Youden Address, Meta-analyses, Bayesian, Sequential experimentation, Data combination, data synthesis, Inductive learning

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