Syllabus for Stat 601 – Statistical Consulting II winter Quarter 2006 Week #1 January 5 Introduction



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Syllabus for Stat 601 – Statistical Consulting II

Winter Quarter 2006
Week #1 - January 5
Introduction
Review


  1. Review basic consulting concepts from Stat 600

    1. Scientific method

    2. Enumerative vs analytic studies

    3. Shewhart theory of chance cause systems of variation

    4. Explainable vs unexplainable variation/Predictable vs unpredictable variation

    5. Concept of rational subgrouping

    6. Basic methods of analysis - separating the explainable sources of variation from the unexplainable sources of variation


Project development and management strategy
Project description and team assignments


      1. Review the project description - Perikymata Project




      1. Assign students to project teams


Homework


  1. Read "On Probability as a Basis for Action", W. Edwards Deming, The American Statistician, November 1975, Vol. 29, No. 4.




  1. Research Perikymata Literature




  1. Prepare a project proposal and cost estimate for the client.




  1. Review the problem formulation protocol




  1. Download the Excel files provided by the client, and create a Minitab database.




  1. Review structure of data supplied by the client


Week #2 - January 12
Project Proposal, Problem Formulation Protocol and Data Structure Diagram
Review the project proposal and cost estimates
Review and apply the problem formulation protocol to the current project
Prepare a diagram illustrating the structure of the data
Homework


  1. Finalize the data structure diagram




  1. Revise Minitab database to incorporate additional required data structure



Week #3 - January 19
Development of a Statistical Model for the Perikymata Data
Review the data structure diagram
Review the revised Minitab database
Develop a statistical model for the data


  1. Review the data




  1. Identify the possible sources of variation in the perikymata counts




  1. Define the rational subgroups for analysis




  1. Create a statistical model for the perikymata counts


Homework


  1. Finalize the statistical model to be used in the analysis




  1. Revise the Minitab database if necessary.

Week #4 - January 26
Development of the Statistical Analysis Methodology

Review Proposed Statistical Model for the Perikymata Data

Develop Statistical Analysis Methodology


  1. Develop the rational subgroup structure for the perikymata data.




  1. Develop statistical analysis methodology for the analysis of the perikymata data


Homework


  1. Apply the statistical analysis methodology to the perikymata data.




  1. Begin development of client PowerPoint presentation.



Week #5 - February 2
Review of the Analysis Results

Review the Statistical Analysis Results
Homework


  1. Continue development of the client PowerPoint presentations.

Week #6 - February 9
Introduction to the Minitab Macro Program Language

Review Minitab macro programs


  1. Basic programming rules and syntax




  1. Saving results in the Minitab report writer


Homework


  1. Continue development of the client PowerPoint presentations.




  1. Write a Minitab program to perform the analysis of the perikymata data ( see Chapter 28 "Introducing Simple Macros" in the Minitab 13 User's Guide 1 manual).


Week #7 - February 16
Preliminary Client Presentations

Week #8 - February 23
Client Presentation Critiques
" The time to start worrying is when I quit yelling at you" - quote from a football coach
Homework


  1. Revise the client PowerPoint presentations.



Week #9 - March 2
Introduction to ProCaps
Review automated analysis of the perikymata data using ProCaps

Homework


  1. Prepare final client presentations

Week #10 - March 9
Summary of, and Reflections on, the Consulting Experience

Homework


  1. Prepare final client presentations

Week #11 - March 9


Final Exam Week - Client Presentations



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