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Presentation 4G1. Statistics - Driving Success or Blocking the Road?

Stephen A. Zayac (USA)


Presentation Abstract
Yes, and yes. Success is dependent on developing conceptual understanding, easing interpretation, simplifying validation and facilitating corrective action. Focusing on statistical theory, data manipulation and increasing mathematical sophistication blocks the road to improvement. Lessons, learned over the past quarter century, in instructional strategies, in defining learning objectives and in using interactive examples, will be reviewed. Experience, demonstrating that developing EDA, measurement, DOE, prediction and control skills are critical, will be shared. Driven by the paradigm of statistical thinking and the concepts of quantitative literacy, compatible with the philosophies of Deming, Juran and Box, these approaches can ease implementation of ISO standards and accelerate the effectiveness of Six Sigma technologies.


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