Skip to main content

Six sigma and introductory statistics education

Buy Article:

$54.08 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

A conflict exists between the way statistics is practiced in contemporary business environments and the way statistics is taught in schools of management. While businesses are embracing programs, such as six sigma and TQM, that bring statistical methods to the forefront of management decision making, students do not graduate with the skills to apply these methods effectively. Based on the concept of process thinking, it is argued that evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes should be made in the way statistics is taught. The difference between the process thinking approach and the classic statistical approach is illustrated using several business-related examples.

Keywords: Quality; Statistics; Total quality management

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00400910210419982

Publication date: March 1, 2002

mcb/004/2002/00000044/00000002/art00004
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more