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Statistical Case Studies: A Collaboration Between Academe and Industry (Instructor Edition)

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Roxy Peck, Larry D. Haugh, and Arnold Goodman, Editors


1998 / Softcover / xxxi + 282 pages / ISBN: 978-0-898714-13-5 / List Price $82.50 / ASA-SIAM Member Price $57.75 / Order Code SA03

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Statisticians know that the clean data sets that appear in textbook problems have little to do with real-life industry data. To better prepare their students for all types of statistical careers, academic statisticians now strive to use data sets from real-life statistical problems. This book contains 20 case studies that use actual data sets that have not been simplified for classroom use. Each case study is a collaboration between statisticians from academe and from business, industry, or government.

This book is the result of a collaborative workshop of statisticians focusing on academic-industrial partnerships. The cases come from a wide variety of application areas, including biology/environment, medical and health care, pharmaceutical, marketing and survey research, and manufacturing.

Two versions are available. Instructors of statistical consulting courses will find their version to be an excellent text with useful instructor's notes. A student edition is essentially the same but excludes the Notes to the Instructor. The cases can be used to enrich any statistics course, and industrial statisticians will find the wide variety of applied statistical methods a useful reference. A web page containing all of the data sets for each case is included.

Preface; Introductions: The Benefits of Cases, Partnering for the Future of the Statistics Profession; Chapter 1: Are the Fish Safe to Eat? Assessing Mercury Levels in Fish in Maine Lakes; Chapter 2: Chemical Assay Validation; Chapter 3: Automating a Manual Telephone Process; Chapter 4: Dissolution Method Equivalence; Chapter 5: Comparison of Hospital Length of Stay Between Two Insurers for Patients with Pediatric Asthma; Chapter 6: Comparing Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs with Respect to Stomach Damage; Chapter 7: Validating an Assay of Viral Contamination; Chapter 8: Control Charts for Quality Characteristics Under Nonnormal Distributions; Chapter 9: Evaluation of Sound to Improve Customer Value; Chapter 10: Improving Integrated Circuit Manufacture Using a Designed Experiment; Chapter 11: Evaluating the Effects of Nonresponse and the Number of Response Levels on Survey Samples; Chapter 12: Designing an Experiment to Obtain a Target Value in the Chemical Processes Industry; Chapter 13: Investigating Flight Response of Pacific Brant to Helicopters at Izembek Lagoon, Alaska by Using Logistic Regression; Chapter 14: Estimating the Biomass of Forage Fishes in Alaska's Prince William Sound Following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill; Chapter 15: A Simplified Simulation of the Impact of Environmental Interference on Measurement Systems in an Electrical Components Testing Laboratory; Chapter 16: Cerebral Blood Flow Cycling: Anesthesia and Arterial Blood Pressure; Chapter 17: Modeling Circuit Board Yields; Chapter 18: Experimental Design for Process Settings in Aircraft Manufacturing; Chapter 19: An Evaluation of Process Capability for Fuel Injector Process Using Monte Carlo Simulation; Chapter 20: Data Fusion and Maintenance Policies for Continuous Production Processes; Index.

ISBN: 9780898714135

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