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ERIC Number: EJ786314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Six Sigma and Introductory Statistics Education
Maleyeff, John; Kaminsky, Frank C.
Education & Training, v44 n2 p82-89 2002
A conflict exists between the way statistics is practiced in contemporary business environments and the way statistics is taught in schools of management. While businesses are embracing programs, such as six sigma and TQM, that bring statistical methods to the forefront of management decision making, students do not graduate with the skills to apply these methods effectively. Based on the concept of process thinking, it is argued that evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes should be made in the way statistics is taught. The difference between the process thinking approach and the classic statistical approach is illustrated using several business-related examples. (Contains 6 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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