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Zarghami, Ali; Benbow, Don – 1987
Taguchi methods are methods of product quality improvement that analyze major contributions and how they can be controlled to reduce variability of poor performance. In this approach, knowledge is used to shorten testing. Taguchi methods are concerned with process improvement rather than with process measurement. This manual is designed to be used…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Inspection, Manufacturing, Mathematical Applications
Eckels, Diane Cole – 1978
Designed for persons with no prior knowledge of statistics, this continuing education course syllabus presents basic information on methods of data collection and analysis in libraries. It is noted that emphasis is placed on concepts rather than mathematical formulas and on reasons for using particular techniques. Topics covered include problem…
Descriptors: Course Content, Data Collection, Library Administration, Library Research
Ruckdeschel, F. R. – 1981
This book, second in a series dealing with scientific programing in the BASIC language, provides students, engineers, and scientists with a documented library of subroutines for scientific applications. Subjects of the eight chapters include: (1) least-squares approximation of functions and smoothing of data; (2) approximating functions by series…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs
Baldwin, Grover H. – 1986
The use of quantitative decision making tools provides the decision maker with a range of alternatives among which to decide, permits acceptance and use of the optimal solution, and decreases risk. Training line administrators in the use of these tools can help school business officials obtain reliable information upon which to base district…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Dawson, George – 1984
This study guide provides an overview and model of business research. First, introductory material defines research and discusses the benefits of studying business research methods for both producers and consumers of research. In the next section different types of research are discussed, including experimental, ex post facto, quasi-experimental,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Colleges, Higher Education, Research Methodology
Carr, Linda – 1985
This learning unit on looking at figures is one in the Choice Series, a self-learning development program for supervisors. Purpose stated for the approximately eight-hour-long unit is to enable the supervisor to understand information displayed in charts, tables, and graphs; produce charts, tables, and graphs from figures; compare different sets…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Charts, Comparative Analysis
Carr, Linda – 1985
This learning unit on using graphs is one in the Choice Series, a self-learning development program for supervisors. Purpose stated for the approximately eight-hour-long unit is to enable the supervisor to look at the usefulness of graphs in displaying figures, use graphs to compare sets of figures, identify trends and seasonal variations in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Comparative Analysis, Graphs
Carlisle, Ysanne – 1985
This learning unit on easy statistics is one in the Choice Series, a self-learning development program for supervisors. Purpose stated for the approximately eight-hour-long unit is to enable the supervisor to use statistics to improve his/her decision-making ability, interpret statistics and form judgments on the interpretations other people make,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Decision Making, Learning Activities
Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England). – 1984
This trainer's guide is intended to assist supervisors of work-based career training projects in helping students learn how to obtain, analyze, record, and present statistical information, specifically, information related to people's failing to turn up for court appointments. The guide is one in a series of core curriculum modules that is…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Clerical Occupations, Competency Based Education, Compliance (Legal)
Fitz-Gibbon, Carol Taylor; Morris, Lynn Lyons – 1978
The statistical methods presented in this workbook focus on the display of central tendency, statistical tests, and correlation. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 consist of worksheets, each of which provides step-by-step instructions for calculating and interpreting a particular statistical method. The introduction to each worksheet explains how and when to…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Programs, Correlation, Data Analysis
Espy, John; Selleck, Ben – 1979
This seventh in a series of eight modules for a course titled Metrology focuses on descriptive and inferential statistical techniques in metrology. The module follows a typical format that includes the following sections: (1) introduction, (2) module prerequisites, (3) objectives, (4) notes to instructor/student, (5) subject matter, (6) materials…
Descriptors: Course Content, Energy, Learning Activities, Learning Modules
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Flusser, Peter; Hanna, Dorothy – Mathematics and Computer Education, 1991
Demonstrated is the use of BASIC computer programs to simulate a binomial experiment and test a simple statistical hypothesis. The theoretical results are reached with the third programing attempt. All results, as well as computer programs, are included. (JJK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing
Overton, Terry – 1996
This text on the assessment of students with disabilities focuses on accuracy in assessment and testing and the need for functional and meaningful assessment practices. The 14 chapters are grouped into 4 major parts. The first part, "An Introduction to Assessment," describes a comprehensive evaluation and discusses the mandatory…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
MacFarland, Thomas W.; Hou, Cheng-I – 1989
This guide for using Minitab requires DOS version 2.0 or greater, 512K RAM memory, two double-sided diskette drives, and a graphics monitor. Topics covered in the tutorial are Getting started; Installation; Making a data diskette; Entering data; Central tendency and dispersion; t-test; Chi-square test; Oneway ANOVA test; Twoway ANOVA test; and…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Chi Square, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Murdin, Paul – Physics Education, 1991
Presents the origin and mathematics of Hubble's Law of the expanding universe. Discusses limitations to this law and the related concepts of standard candles, elliptical galaxies, and streaming motions, which are conspicuous deviations from the law. The third of three models proposed as explanations for streaming motions is designated: The Great…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
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