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Explaining the importance of variability to engineering students

Author
Grima, P.; Rodero, L.; Tort-Martorell, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
American statistician
Date of publication
2016-05-01
Volume
70
Number
2
First page
138
Last page
142
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2015.1064478 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/83163 Open in new window
URL
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00031305.2015.1064478 Open in new window
Abstract
One of the main challenges of teaching statistics to engineering students is to convey the importance of being conscious of the presence of variability and of taking it into account when making technical and managerial decisions. Often, technical subjects are explained in an ideal and deterministic environment. This article shows the possibilities of simple electrical circuits –the Wheatstone Bridge among them— to explain to students how to characterize variability, how it is transmitted and...
Citation
Grima, P., Rodero, L., Tort-Martorell, J. Explaining the Importance of Variability to Engineering Students. "American statistician", 09 Juliol 2015.
Keywords
Engineering students, Robust product, Teaching, Variability, Wheatstone Bridge
Group of research
ADBD - Analysis of Complex Data for Business Decisions

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