This book is aimed at students and professionals wishing to use Minitab® Statistical Software as a tool for performing statistical analysis. The content is full of examples and applications around quality control and improvement situations, but we believe that it can be equally useful to people working in other areas who need to analyze data, especially in industrial environments.
Let us start by saying that Minitab includes a very good help facility that allows an easy and quick topic location and that they are, almost always, presented in a clear and concrete way and with good examples. Therefore, the aim of the book is different: it is to provide guidance in the use of Minitab for solving statistical problems as well as in solving problems using statistics and Minitab. Our contribution lies in the selection of materials, the structure and order in which they are presented, and a very visual way of presenting them that facilitates understanding the way to do things without reading long paragraphs. In addition the selection of examples and case studies cover a wide range of common industrial situations.
The book is divided into six parts corresponding to six groups of more or less homogeneous topics and three appendices. Each part consists of several chapters explaining how to solve particular situations – how to use a particular statistical technique – using Minitab, and closes with one last chapter dedicated to case studies. We have kept the chapters on how to use Minitab ...