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Sessions 1 - 3:
Assumptions of Statistical Inference by Hahn and Meeker. This article introduces some important preliminary statistical assumptions that are important in understanding any statistical presentation. If poor assumptions are made in collecting the data, obviously sophisticated mathematical analysis will do little good ... and possibly harm!
"Eight Points for More Useful Surveys" by Glenda Y. Nogami, Quality
Progress, Oct. 1996.
"Measuring customer satisfaction", Research Technology Management; Washington; Sep/Oct 1995; Ellis, Lynn W; Curtis, Carey C; (can be found on ProQuest Direct).
Data Collection and Analysis: Some Managerial Issues by Ed Knight, 6th Annual Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Feb. 1997.
"Discovery of the Prophet of Quality" by
Article on funnel Experiment.
"A Graphical Exploration of SPC" by Robert Hoyer and Wayne Ellis, Quality Progress, May 1996 (Part 1). The article gives a basic graphical introduction to Statistical Process Control.
"A Graphical Exploration of SPC" (Part 2), Quality Progress, June 1996. The article completes the graphical SPC information from Quality Progress.
"Implementing the Six Sigma Solution" by Jerome A. Blakeslee, Jr., Quality Progress, July 1999, p. 77-85
Sessions 13 and 14:
"The New Manta:MVT" by Rita Koslka, Forbes Magazine, March 11, 1996.
"Turning Small Ideas into Big Results", Sales and marketing Management, Dec. 1999.
"Productivity Blitz", Success Magazine, January 1998.
"Home Improvement Chain Puts Science to Work on Its Marketing", Wall Street Journal, Thursday, March 11, 1999.
"BellSouth Uses Scientific Testing to Increase Call Center Sales" by Curren, Dariel, TeleProfessional, June 1998.
"Lowe's Uses MVT to Improve Promotion Programs", Stores Magazine, Dec. 1998.