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Essential Statistical Concepts for the Quality Professional

Learn the fundamentals of statistical understanding, why statistical use is important to decision making

Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 13:26

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- Many books and articles have been written on how to identify the “root cause” of a problem. However, the essence of any root cause analysis in our modern quality thinking is to go beyond the actual problem.

Diomidis H. Stamatis (aka Dean) offers a new nontechnical statistical approach to quality for effective improvement and productivity by focusing on very specific and fundamental methodologies as well as tools for the future. In his new book, Essential Statistical Concepts for the Quality Professional (CRC Press, 2012), he examines the fundamentals of statistical understanding and shows why statistical use is important in the decision-making process.

Essential Statistical Concepts features:
Provides a simple explanation of the most frequent statistical tests for improvement
Includes many examples of the key statistical tests
Introduces a list of questions and answers for particular statistics and list of where and when to use each
Offers visual help for using Minitab, a popular software program for most statistical applications in quality, including Six Sigma
Discusses statistical software dealing with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)


Table of Contents

What Is Statistics?
Summarizing Data
Tests and Confidence Intervals for Means
Tests and Confidence Intervals for Standard Deviations
Tests of Distributions and Means
Understanding and Planning the Experiment and Analysis of Variance
Fitting Functions
Typical Sampling Techniques
Understanding Computer Programs for Design and Estimating Design Power

About Diomidis H. Stamatis

Diomidis H. Stamatis, Ph.D., (aka Dean) is the president of Contemporary Consultants Co. in Southgate, Michigan. He is a specialist in management consulting, organizational development, and quality science. He has taught project management, operations management, logistics, mathematical modeling, and statistics for both graduate and undergraduate levels at Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, and Florida Institute of Technology.

With more than 30 years of experience in management, quality training, and consulting, Stamatis has served numerous private sector industries including: steel, automotive, general manufacturing, tooling, electronics, plastics, food, and health care, as well as the U.S. Navy, and the Department of Defense.

Stamatis has written more than 70 articles, presented many speeches, and has participated in both national and international conferences on quality. He is a contributing author on several books and the sole author of 25 books. His consulting extends across the United States, South East Asia, Japan, China, India and Europe. In addition, he has performed more than 100 automotive-related audits, 25 pre-assessment ISO 9000 audits, and he has helped several companies attain certification.


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