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Introduction to Statistical Concepts

Format E-Learning

Learn the fundamental concepts needed to get started with statistics. You’ll also learn why organizations frequently use statistical process control (SPC) to ensure the quality of their products and services.

This easy-to-follow course, with engaging narration and animation, guides you through fundamental concepts you need to get started with statistics. Begin by studying methods to determine the central tendency of data and understand terms such as population parameters, sample statistic, and probability. Familiarize yourself with types of studies and errors, and the concept of significance when interpreting statistics. Learn why organizations frequently use statistical process control (SPC) to ensure the quality of their products and services. Interactive knowledge checks in this course let you apply what you’ve learned, and a post-test helps you gauge your level of understanding.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 1 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.1
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand measures of central tendency
  • Understand the difference between a population parameter and a sample statistic
  • Distinguish between enumerative (descriptive) and inferential (analytical) studies
  • Define and distinguish between statistical and practical significance
  • Understand significance level, power, and type I and type II errors
  • Describe statistical process control and how to use SPC to monitor and control a process
  • Understand when to use various types of variable data control charts, as part of SPC
  1. Basic Statistical Concepts
    1. Methods for determining the central tendency of a data set
    2. Difference between population parameters and sample statistics
    3. Concept of probability
  2. Drawing Statistical Conclusions
    1. Types of studies
    2. Statistical vs. practical significance
    3. Types of errors
  3. Understanding SPC
    1. Types of control charts
    2. How to monitor processes using control charts
    3. Use of variable control charts
  4. Summary


This is a self-paced course that can be started at any time.

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Refund Policy
We will refund you in full if you cancel your course within 30 calendar days of purchase and if no more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course has been accessed. If more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course is accessed, or if a PDF within the course is accessed, no refund will be provided even within 30 calendar days of purchase.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: E-Learning

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

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