Using Statistics to Measure & Analyze Process Variability in Business


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Which of the following can be explained by differences occurring during the manufacturing process?

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1. Which of the following is true about this graphic?

2. If the value of the standard deviation is 4, what is the variance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are certain ways to use statistics to measure and analyze process variability, and this quiz/worksheet combo helps you gauge your knowledge of these methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following concepts:

  • A graphic you can use to show process variability
  • What can explain differences during the manufacturing process
  • Central value for a histogram
  • The empirical rule

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the use of the empirical rule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine what graphic can be used to demonstrate process variability
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the central value for a histogram and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about these processes, check out the lesson, Using Statistics to Measure & Analyze Process Variability in Business. It can also help you cover these topics:

  • What a histogram looks like
  • Formula for calculating variance
  • Goal of companies in regards to the manufacturing process