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....

Statistics Spotlight: It's Not About the Tools

by Snee, Ronald D.; Hoerl, Roger W.

We hear much about problem solving. Articles and books on the subject abound. The issue, it seems, is that too much of the attention is placed on the tools rather than the other aspects of the problem-solving process....

Statistics Spotlight: A Glimpse of Reality

by Barsalou, Matthew; Jose, Harish

Many people seem to think that statistics has something to do with math, but this couldn’t be further from the truth....

Statistics Spotlight: Remember What Dr. Box Said

by Barsalou, Matthew; Schuelka, Steven

The statistician George E.P. Box has been credited with asking of statisticians, “Why do we aspire to be second-rate mathematicians when we could be first-rate scientists?”...

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