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Introduction to Statistical Consulting

  • Javier Cabrera
  • Andrew McDougall
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Abstract

“What is statistics?” is a question often addressed at the beginning of a statistical text, which may partly explain why there is a need for statistical consultants: everybody skips to the next chapter only to be greeted by probability theory. So, what is statistical consulting then? Ultimately, it is about communication since the answer to the first question is that statistics is about any problem, in any field of study, that involves random variation. Of course, this does mean every field of study and problem necessarily falls into this category, but c’est la vie — we can accept that.

Keywords

Control Chart Statistical Consultant Expert Witness Work Item Acceptance Sampling 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Cabrera
    • 1
  • Andrew McDougall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsRutgers University, Busch CampusPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.CSAM-StatisticsMontclair State UniversityUpper MontclairUSA

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