Engineering Statistics Handbook (Free)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and SEMATECH have introduced a new e-Handbook for Engineering Statistics. The goal of the free handbook is to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible.

You can use your browser to navigate the handbook at: <http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook>. The eight chapters of the handbook cover:

1. EXPLORE – Exploratory Data Analysis
      1.Introduction
      2.Assumptions
      3.Techniques
      4.Case Studies

2. MEASURE – Measurement Process Characterization
      1.Characterization
      2.Control
      3.Calibration
      4.Gauge R & R Studies
      5.Uncertainty Analysis
      6.Case Studies

3. CHARACTERIZE – Production Process Characterization
      1.Introduction
      2.Assumptions
      3.Data Collection
      4.Data Analysis
      5.Case Studies

4. MODEL – Process Modeling
      1.Introduction
      2.Assumptions
      3.Data Collection
      4.Data Analysis
      5.Interpretation & Use
      6.Case Studies

5. IMPROVE – Process Improvement
      1.Introduction
      2.Assumptions
      3.Choosing an Experiment Design
      4.Analysis of DOE Data
      5.Advanced Topics
      6.Case Studies

6. MONITOR – Process or Product Monitoring and Control
      1.Introduction
      2.Test Product for Acceptability
      3.Univariate and Multivariate Control Charts
      4.Time Series Models
      5.Tutorials
      6.Case Studies

7. COMPARE – Product and Process Comparisons
      1.Introduction
      2.Comparisons: One Process
      3.Comparisons: Two Processes
      4.Comparisons: Three+ Processes

8. RELIABILITY – Assessing Product Reliability
      1.Introduction
      2.Assumptions/Prerequisites
      3.Reliability Data Collection
      4.Reliability Data Analysis

Use the free, downloadable software, Dataplot, that is integrated with the Handbook so you can analyze the examples. Dataplot is configured to automatically activate when you click any hyperlink under “Run this Example Yourself” from a Handbook case study – provided your Web browser has been set up to call up Dataplot.

Links to other statistical software packages that can be used with the Handbook are also provided in the Tools and Aids section. The Handbook chapters can be downloaded for easy printing or local electronic use.