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ERIC Number: EJ831756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Statistics to the Rescue!: Using Data to Evaluate a Manufacturing Process
Keithley, Michael G.
Tech Directions, v68 n8 p18-21 Mar 2009
The use of statistics and process controls is too often overlooked in educating students. This article describes an activity appropriate for high school students who have a background in material processing. It gives them a chance to advance their knowledge by determining whether or not a manufacturing process works well. The activity follows a demonstration in Minitab[R] Statistical Software ( functions. To give the students a better feel for process variation, the author presents samples from three different manufacturing processes used in industry today. Students measure samples and use the resulting data to determine process capability. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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