Basic Statistics in Six Sigma

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Review of: Basic Statistics in Six Sigma
Six Sigma Statistics:
Pete Abilla

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On May 23, 2014
Last modified:May 23, 2014


Six Sigma is spoken in the language of statistics. Learn more how to excel in your six sigma projects.

In this module, we’ll discuss the following various statistical approached utilized in Six Sigma.

1. The Purpose of Basic Statistics

The purpose for statistics in Six Sigma are the following:

  • Provide a numerical summary of the data being analyzed.
  • Provide the basis for making inferences about the future.
  • Provide the foundation for assessing process capability.
  • Provide a common language to be used throughout the organization.

Statistics is the basic language of Six Sigma. A good understanding of statistics is the foundation upon which many of the subsequent tools will be used.

1.2 Statistical Notation Cheat Sheet

Don’t bother memorizing any of this, but refer to this as needed.

statistical notation cheat sheet, shmula

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