Appendix B. Glossary

accuracy   The precision with which a target is reached. Accuracy is measured as the difference between the outcome and a target or standard value.

affinity diagram   A tool used to gather and group ideas; usually depicted as a Tree diagram.

alias   A synonym for “confounded”; a common DOE term.

alternative hypothesis (Ha)   A statement of what is desired to be concluded through sample data. The alternative statement is dependent on the Null hypothesis.

ANOM   (Analysis of Mean) An analytical process that quantifies the mean response for each individual Control Factor level. ANOM can be performed on data that is in regular engineering units or data that has been transformed into some form of signal-to-noise ratio or other ...

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