Measurement and Statistics


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Driven by Metrics

by Okes, Duke

Performance metrics are a necessary part of managing an organization. However, they have good and bad impacts on individual behavior, so organizations need to find ways to maximize the good while minimizing the potential damage....


Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by Nanda, Hersh

Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year....


Statistics Spotlight: Illuminating Idea

by Barsalou, Matthew

There’s a light bulb that’s been in use at a fire station in Livermore, CA, since 1901. The bulb has never been turned off, although it has gone out due to power outages and a week of renovation, as well as a brief trip to a new fire station in 1976....


Statistics Spotlight: Practical vs. Statistical Priorities

by Anderson-Cook, Christine M.; Lu, Lu

Randomization during data collection in a designed experiment is an effective strategy for reducing system bias and ensuring independent observations, but at what cost should it be fully implemented?...



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