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Research report archive

These publications present innovative research in areas such as variation, statistical tools for industry, design of experiments for industry, case studies, etc.

The research reports series was discontinued after 2009.

2009 series

RR-09-01
Routine Assessment of a Binary Measurement System (pdf)
Oana Danila, Stefan H. Steiner and R. Jock MacKay

RR-09-02
Using Baseline Data in Problem Solving (pdf)
Stefan H. Steiner and R. Jock MacKay

2008 series

RR-08-01
The Role of Dominant Cause in Variation Reduction through Robust Parameter Design (pdf)
Hossein Asilahijani, Jock MacKay and Stefan Steiner

2007 series

RR-07-01
Leveraged Measurement System Assessment (pdf)
R. Browne, R.J. MacKay and S.H. Steiner

RR-07-02
Analysis of Reliability and Warranty Claims in Products with Age and Usage Scales (pdf)
J.F. Lawless, M.J. Crowder and K.A. Lee

RR-07-03
Two Stage Leverged Measurement System Assessment (pdf)
R. Browne, R.J. MacKay and S.H. Steiner

2006 series

RR-06-01
Assessing a Binary Measurement System (pdf)
O. Danila, R.J. MacKay and S.H. Steiner

RR-06-02
Monitoring Processes With Multiple Parallel Gauges (pdf)
X. Liu, R.J. MacKay and S.H. Steiner

RR-06-03
An Overview of the Shainin System (trademark) for Quality Improvement (pdf)
S.H. Steiner, R.J. MacKay and J.S. Ramberg

RR-06-04
Using Projects in an Advanced Design of Experiments Class: A Bubble Mixture Experiment Example (pdf)
S.H. Steiner, M. Hamada, B.J. Giddings White, V. Kutsyy, S. Mosesova and G. Salloum

RR-06-05
Finite Horizon Prediction of Recurrent Events with Application to Forecasts of Warranty Claims (pdf)
M. Fredette and J.F. Lawless

RR-06-06
Profile Monitoring Using Mixed-Effects Models (pdf)
S. Mosesova, H. Chipman, R.J. MacKay and S.H. Steiner

RR-06-07
Outlier Detection Methods in Multivariate Regression Models (pdf)
J. Xu, B. Abraham and S.H. Steiner

2005 series

No research reports for this year.

2004 series

RR-04-01
Analysis of Factorial Experiments with Concurrent Measures using Jackknife (pdf)
A. Mulayath Variyath, B. Abraham, J. Chen

2003 series

No research reports for this year.

2002 series

RR-02-01
Mining Nuggets of Activity in High Dimensional Space from High Throughput Screening Data (pdf)
Y. Wang, H. Chipman and W. Welch

RR-02-02
Cell-Based Analysis of High Throughput Screening Data for Drug Discovery (pdf)
R.L.H. Lam, W. Welch and S.S. Young

RR-02-03
Optimal Designs for Model Selection (pdf)
H. Chipman and D.R. Bingham

RR-02-04
Experiments to Control the Specific Gravity of a Resin (pdf)
B. Abraham and M. Brajac

2001 series

RR-01-01
Interpretable Dimension Reduction (pdf)
H. Chipman and H. Gu

RR-01-02
Differencing a Time Series and Modifications to the Variogram (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrishna

RR-01-03
Multivariate Prediction With Latent Variables (pdf)
B. Abraham and G. Merola

RR-01-04
Time Series in Industry and Business (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrisha

RR-01-05
Dimension Reduction Methods Used in Industry (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-01-06
Uniform Coverage Designs for Molecule Selection (pdf)
R. Lam, W. Welch and S. Young

RR-01-07
Scale Counting (pdf)
S. Steiner and R.J. MacKay

RR-01-08 (NT)
Cost of Quality, Quality Planning and the Bottom Line (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

RR-01-09
Testing Linear Hypotheses with a Generalized Multivariate Modified Bessel Error Variable (pdf)
L. Thabane and S. Drekic

2000 series

RR-00-01 (NT)
Charting Your Quality Journey (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

RR-00-02 (NT)
Risk Adjusted Monitoring of Binary Surgical Outcomes (pdf)
S. Steiner, R. Cook and V. Farewell

RR-00-03
Monitoring Surgical Performance Using Risk Adjusted Cumulative Sum Charts (pdf)
S. Steiner, R. Cook, V. Farewell and T. Treasure

RR-00-04
Another Interpretation of PLS and a New Dimension (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-00-05
Dimensionality Reduction Approach to Multivariate Prediction (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-00-06
Principal Components of Simple Least Squares: A New Weighting Scheme for Prinicipal Component Regression (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-00-07 (NT)
Variation Reduction and Robust Designs (pdf)
B. Abraham and M. Brajac

1999 series

RR-99-01
An Objective Function Approach to Dimensionality Reduction Methods for Prediction (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-99-02
Comparison of Some Dimensionality Reduction Methods for Prediction (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-99-03 (NT)
The Role of Quality Strategic Management (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

RR-99-04 (NT)
Implementation of Statistical Methods in Industry (pdf)
B. Abraham

RR-99-05
Application of Dimensionality Reduction Methods to a Set of Colypolmer Reactor Data (pdf)
B. Abraham, G. Merola, A. Penlidis and T. Duever

RR-99-06
Dimensionality Reduction Approach to Multivariate Prediction (pdf)
G. Merola and B. Abraham

RR-99-07
Estimation of Limiting Avaliability for a Stationary Bivariate Process (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrishna

RR-99-08
Monitoring Processes with Parts Per Million Defective (pdf)
S. Steiner and R.J. MacKay

RR-99-09
Variogram and the Declaration of Stationarity (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrishna

RR-99-10 (NT)
Experimental Design: An Experience to Optimize a Soldering Process (pdf)
P. Grima, X. Tort-Martorell and B. Abraham

1998 series

RR-98-01
Fast Model Search for Designed Experiments with Complex Aliasing (pdf)
H. Chipman

RR-98-02
An Application of Filtering to Statistical Process Control (pdf)
A. Thavaneswaran, B. MacPherson and B. Abraham

RR-98-03
Another Look at Supersaturated Designs (pdf)
B. Abraham, H. Chipman and K. Vija

RR-98-04
Prediction of Long Memory Time Series Models: A Simulation Study and an Applications (pdf)
V. Reisen and B. Abraham

RR-98-05
Estimation of Limiting Availability for a Bivariate Exponential Autoregressive Process (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrishna

RR-98-06
Monitoring Processes with Highly Censored Data (pdf)
S. Steiner and R.J. MacKay

RR-98-07
Detecting Changes in the Mean from Censored Lifetime Data (pdf)
S. Steiner and R.J. MacKay

RR-98-08
You CAN Get There from Here: Mapping One Route to a Quality Culture (pdf)
J.L. Michela, A. Clark, S. Jha and H. Noori

RR-98-09
Inverse Gaussian Autoregressive Models (pdf)
B. Abraham and N. Balakrishna

1997 series

RR-97-01
Using Cost of Quality in a University Environment: A Case Study (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft and R. Moore

RR-97-02 (NT)
QS-9000 and Process Capability Indices (pdf)
S. Steiner, B. Abraham and R.J. MacKay

RR-97-03
Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts with Time-Varying Control Limits and Fast Initial Response (pdf)
S. Steiner

RR-97-04 (NT)
Implementation Philosophy - ISO 9000 vs. QS-9000 (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

RR-97-05
Statistical Analysis of Product Warranty Data (pdf)
J. Lawless

RR-97-06 (NT)
Internal Quality Audits: Obstacles or Opportunities? (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

RR-97-07 (NT)
Understanding QS-9000 with its Preventive and Statistical Focus (pdf)
B. Abraham and G.D. Beecroft

RR-97-08
Circuit Optimization Via Sequential Computer Experiments: Design of an Output Buffer (pdf)
R. Aslett, R.J. Buck, S.G. Duvall, J. Sacks and W. Welch

RR-97-09
On Characterizing Mixtures of Some Life Distributions (pdf)
B. Abraham and N.U. Nair

RR-97-10
Monitoring Processes Using Two Measurement Systems (pdf)
S. Steiner

RR-97-11
Global Versus Local Search in Constrained Optimization of Computer Models (pdf)
M. Schonlau, W. Welch and D.R. Jones

1996 series

RR-96-01 (NT)
University-Industry Collaboration: A Must for the Training of Professional Statisticians (pdf)
B. Abraham

RR-96-02
Identifying Parametric Nonlinear Models for Computer Codes (pdf)
M. Schonlau, M. Hamada and W. Welch

RR-96-03
Making Mixtures Robust to Noise Factors and Mixing Measurement Errors (pdf)
S. Steiner and M. Hamada

RR-96-04
Nonparametric Estimation of a Lifetime Distribution When Censoring Times are Missing (pdf)
X.J. Hu, J. Lawless and K. Suzuki

RR-96-05
Grouped Data Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts (pdf)
S. Steiner

RR-96-06
Analysis of Variation Transmission fo Manufacturing Processes in the Presence of Measurement Error (pdf)
R. Agrawal, J. Lawless and R.J. MacKay

RR-96-07
Robust Design for Censored Exponential Data (pdf)
M.T. Mirnazari and W. Welch

RR-96-08
Analysis of Variation Transmission in Manufacturing Processes (pdf)
J. Lawless, R.J. MacKay and J. Robinson

RR-96-09
Multivariate Process Monitoring with Partial Least Squares Regression: A Case Study (pdf)
N. Yatawara

1995 series

RR-95-01
On the Identifiability of a Supersaturated Design (pdf)
J. Chen and D.K.J. Lin

RR-95-02 (NT)
Statistical Tools for the Rapid Development and Evaluation of High-Reliability Products (pdf)
W.Q. Meeker and M. Hamada

RR-95-03
A Bayesian Variable Selection Approach for Analyzing Designed Experiments with Complex Aliasing (pdf)
H. Chipman, M. Hamada and C.F.J. Wu

RR-95-04 (NT)
A Catalogue of Confounding Schemes for Eight-, Sixteen-, and Thirty Two- Run Fractional Factorial Designs (pdf)
J. Young

RR-95-05 (NT)
Real Experiments, Real Mistakes, Real Learning! (pdf)
B. Abraham and M. Brajac

RR-95-06
Methods for the Estimation of Failure Distributions and Rates from Automobile Warranty Data (pdf)
J. Lawless, J. Hu, and J. Cao

RR-95-07
Grouped Data Sequential Probability Ratio Tests and Cumulative Sum Control Charts (pdf)
S. Steiner, P.L. Geyer and G.O. Wesolowsky

RR-95-08
Parameter Design for Signal-Response Systems (pdf)
A. Miller and C.F.J. Wu

RR-95-09
Still Transforming Data After All These Years? (pdf)
M. Hamada and J.A. Nelder

RR-95-10
Experiments with Degradation Data for Improving Reliability and for Achieving Robust Reliability (pdf)
C.H. Chiao

RR-95-11
Strategies for Variability Reduction (pdf)
R.J. MacKay and S. Steiner

RR-95-12
Another look at Supersaturated Designs (pdf)
K. Vijayan and B. Abraham

1994 series

RR-94-01 (NT)
Variation from Measurement Systems (pdf)
B. Abraham and M. Brajac

RR-94-02 (NT)
Industry-University Co-operation: A Case Study (pdf)
R.J. MacKay and M. Brajac

RR-94-03 (NT)
Planning for Charting (pdf)
B. Abraham, R.J. MacKay and J. Whitney

RR-94-04
Analysis for Truncated Recurrent Event Data with Application to Warranty Claims (pdf)
X.J. Hu and J. Lawless

RR-94-05 (NT)
Using Degradation Data from a Fractional Factorial Experiment to Improve Fluorescent Lamp Reliability (pdf)
S.T. Tseng, M. Hamada and C.H. Chiao

RR-94-06 (NT)
Using Statistically Designed Experiments to Improve Reliability and Achieve Robust Reliability (pdf)
M. Hamada

RR-94-07
Analysis of Experiments for Reliability Improvement and Robust Reliability (pdf)
M. Hamada

RR-94-08
Dispersion Measures and Analysis for Factorial Directional Data with Replicates (pdf)
C.M. Anderson and C.F.J. Wu

RR-94-09 (NT)
Quality and Productivity Improvement Using Regression Analysis: A Case Study (pdf)
J. Young

RR-94-10 (NT)
Why the Results of Designed Experiments are Often Disappointing: A Case Study Illustrating the Importance of Blocking, Replication and Randomization (pdf)
J. Young

RR-94-11
A Point Process Model Incorporating Renewals and Time Trends, with Application to Repairable Systems (pdf)
J. Lawless and K. Thiagarajah

RR-94-12
Analyzing Unreplicated Factorial Experiments: A Review with Some New Proposals (pdf)
N. Balakrishna and M. Hamada

1993 series

RR-93-01
A Hidden Projection Property of Plackett-Burman and Related Designs (pdf)
J.C. Wang and C.F.J Wu

RR-93-02
Some Simple Robust Methods for the Analysis of Recurrent Events (pdf)
J. Lawless and J.C. Nadeau

RR-93-03
Statistical Analysis of Warranty Claims Data (pdf)
J.D. Kalbfleisch and J. Lawless

RR-93-04
Interaction Graphs for Three-Level Fractional Factorial Designs (pdf)
D.X. Sun and C.F.J Wu

RR-93-05
A Method for Constructing Supersaturated Designs and its E(s2) Optimality (pdf)
B. Tang and C.F.J Wu

RR-93-06
Bayesian Analysis of Ordered Categorical Data from Industrial Experiments (pdf)
H. Chipman and M. Hamada

RR-93-07
The Treatment of Related Experimental Factors by Sliding Levels (pdf)
M. Hamada and C.F.J Wu

RR-93-08 (NT)
Graphical Methods for Circular and Cylindrical Data (pdf)
C.M. Anderson

RR-93-09
Cost-Driven Parameter Design (pdf)
P.R. Moorhead and C.F.J. Wu

1992 series

RR-92-01
Quality Assurance and Spherical Regression (pdf)
G.R. Chapman and P.T. Kim

RR-92-02
Taguchi's Parameter Design: A Panel Discussion (pdf)
V.N. Nair and Panel Discussants

RR-92-03
Reliability Improvement Via Taguchi's Robust Design (pdf)
M. Hamada

RR-92-04
Continuous Process Improvement by Observational Studies (pdf)
M. Hamada, R.J. MacKay and J. Whitney

RR-92-05
Statistical Quality Control of HIV-1 ELISA Test Performance (pdf)
R.C. Gentleman, H. Hamada, D. Matthew and A.R. Wilson

RR-92-06
Geometric Quality Assurance (pdf)
G. Chen and J. Chen

RR-92-07
Construction of Supersaturated Designs Through Partially Aliased Interactions (pdf)
C.F.J. Wu

RR-92-08 (NT)
Improvement of an Invoice Verification Process: A Systematic Approach (pdf)
B. Abraham and G. Fernandez

RR-92-09
A Catalogue of Two-Level and Three-Level Fractional Factorial Designs with Small Runs (pdf)
J. Chen, D.X. Sun and C.F.J. Wu

RR-92-10
Decomposition of Variation in Directional Data (pdf)
C.M. Anderson and C.F.J. Wu

RR-92-11
Analysis of Censored Data from Fractioned Experiments: A Bayesian Approach (pdf)
M. Hamada and C.F.J Wu

1991 series

RR-91-01
Analysis of Designed Experiments with Complex Aliasing (pdf)
M. Hamada and C.F.J. Wu

RR-91-02
Truncated Data Arising in Warranty and Field Performance Studies, and Some Usefull Statistical Methods (pdf)
J.D. Kalbfleisch and J. Lawless

RR-91-03
Construction of Response Surface Designs for Qualitative and Quantitative Factors (pdf)
C.F.J Wu and Y. Ding

RR-91-04
Planning Accelerated Life Tests for Selecting the Most Reliable Product Under the Weibull-Inverse Power Model (pdf)
S.T. Tseng

RR-91-05
Expressing Variability and Yield with a Focus on the Customer (pdf)
K.K. Ng and K.L. Tsui

RR-91-06
Improving a Calibration System Through Designed Experiments (pdf)
A. Miller and C.F.J. Wu

RR-91-07
A Graph-Aided Method for Planning Two-Level Experiments when Certain Interactions are Important (pdf)
C.F.J. Wu and Y. Chen

RR-91-08
Some Issues in the Collection of Analysis of Field Reliability Data (pdf)
J. Lawless and J.D. Kalbfleisch

RR-91-09 (NT)
Designed Experiments for Reduction of Variation (pdf)
B. Abraham and R.J. MacKay

RR-91-10
OA-Based Latin Hypercubes (pdf)
B. Tang

1990 series

RR-90-01
Methods for the Analysis and Prediction of Warranty Claims (pdf)
J.D. Kalbfleisch, J. Lawless and J. Robinson

RR-90-02
Detecting Spatical Effects from Factorial Experiments: An Application in Integrated-Circuit Manufacturing (pdf)
W. Taam and M. Hamada

RR-90-03
Nearly Orthogonal Arrays with Mixed levels and Small Runs (pdf)
J.C. Wan and C.F.J. Wu

RR-90-04 (NT)
Designed Experiments for Reduction of Variation (pdf)
B. Abraham and R.J. MacKay

RR-90-05
Measuring the Impact of Complaint-Handling on Consumer Loyalty (pdf)
C.L. Smith and R.R. Kerton

RR-90-06
Analysis of Censored Data from Highly Fractionated Experiments (pdf)
M. Hamada and C.F.J. Wu

RR-90-07
Assessing Information in Industrial Experiments with Censored and Ordinal Data (pdf)
M. Hamada

RR-90-08
Are Very Large Experiments Necessary? A Re-Analysis of Gear and Pinion Data (pdf)
A. Miller, R. Sitter, D. Long and C.F.J. Wu

RR-90-09
A System for Quality Improvement Via Computer Experiments (pdf)
W. Welch and J. Sacks

RR-90-10 (NT)
Total Quality Survey of Canadian Business (pdf)
G.D. Beecroft

1989 series

RR-89-01
An Approach to the Construction of Asymmetrical Orthogonical Arrays (pdf)
J.C. Wang and C.F.J. Wu

RR-89-02
The Cost of Using Incomplete Exponential Data (pdf)
M. Hamada

RR-89-03
When Do Estimates Exist from Censored Data in Industrial Experiments (pdf)
M. Hamada and S.K. Tse

RR-89-04
Economical Experimentation Methods for Robust Parameter Design (pdf)
A.C. Shoemaker, K. Tsui and C.F.J. Wu

RR-89-05
A Theory of Performance Measures in Parameter Design (pdf)
R.V. Leon and C.F.J. Wu

RR-89-06
Computer Experiments for Quality Control by Parameter Design (pdf)
W. Welch, T. Yu, S.M. Kang and J. Sacks

RR-89-07 (NT)
Software for Quality Improvement Experiments: An Evaluation (pdf)
D.D. Koch and W. Welch

1988 series

RR-88-01 (NT)
Statistical Methodology: Prerequisites for Effective Implementation in Industry (pdf)
J. Whitney and J. Young

RR-88-02
Estimation of Reliability in Field Performance Studies (pdf)
J.D. Kalbfleisch and J. Lawless

RR-88-03
A Critical Look at Accumulation Analysis and Related Methods (pdf)
M. Hamada and C.F.J. Wu

RR-88-04 (NT)
Continuous Improvement with Control Charts (pdf)
R.J. MacKay

IIQP Newsletter archive

The IIQP Newsletter has been discontinued.

Changing Faces
B. Abraham and S. Steiner

 

Evolving Quality Improvement Strategies
G.D. Beecroft

 

Product Monitoring vs. Product Control
G.D. Beecroft

 

Data to Knowledge,
B. Abraham

 

Effective Problem Solving
G.D. Beecroft

 

Management, Quality and Statistics
B. Abraham

 

Deming's Management Philosophy, Is it Still Alive?
B. Abraham