In the current issue of AMSTAT News (American Satistical Association) the President’s letter is focused on Statistical Consulting and W. Edwards Deming. He makes a good point, echoing those others have been making for quite some time:
The Curious Cat Management Improvement library offers the following articles related to Statistical Consulting:
- Redesigning the Introductory Statistics Course by Ronald D. Snee and Roger Hoerl
- The Next 25 Years in Statistics by William Hill and William Hunter, Feb 1986
(with contributions by Joseph W. Duncan, A. Blanton Godfrey, Brian L. Joiner, Gary C. McDonald, Charles G. Pfeifer, Donald W. Marquardt, and Ronald D. Snee). A transformation of the American style of management has already begun; in order for it to succeed, statisticians must assume a leadership role.
- Youden Memorial Address – 2000 by Geoff Vining, Oct 2000
“The basic theme for my talk today is that Jack Youden is an appropriate role model for todayï¿½s industrial statisticians. Jack Youden was someone who appreciated the fundamental role statistics can play in industry.”