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MINITAB Handbook Updated for Release 14

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Edition:
5th
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9780534496005

ISBN10:
0534496008
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/29/2004
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Master MINITAB, the leading software package used in industry for quality and process improvement with the MINITAB HANDBOOK: UPDATED FOR RELEASE 14. This book illustrates by example and step-by-step instruction how to use MINITAB 14 to explore and analyze data and uses examples to illustrates how statistical concepts apply to data analysis. More than 4,000 colleges, universities, and high schools rely on MINITAB, making this software the educational standard.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Minitab
1(40)
Welcome to Minitab
1(11)
Minitab Overview
2(1)
The Session Window
3(1)
Data Windows
3(1)
Working with Minitab Menus
4(2)
Working with Dialog Boxes
6(1)
Getting Help
7(4)
Understanding Minitab Windows and Folders
11(1)
Working with Data
12(7)
Missing Data
13(1)
Data Types
13(4)
Editing Cell Contents
17(1)
Naming Columns
18(1)
Saving Worksheets
19(1)
Working with Minitab Windows
19(6)
Choosing Variables
19(1)
Performing Calculations in the Data Window
20(1)
Generating Statistics in the Session Window
21(2)
Creating a Graph in a Graph Window
23(1)
Printing a Window
24(1)
Working with Minitab Projects
25(9)
Saving a Project
25(3)
Closing a Project and Exiting Minitab
28(1)
Opening a Project
29(2)
Saving Components of a Project
31(1)
Saving Worksheets
32(1)
Saving Graphs
32(1)
Adding an Empty Worksheet to a Project
33(1)
Opening a Worksheet
34(1)
The Project Manager
34(7)
Session Folder
35(1)
Worksheets Folder
36(1)
Graphs Folder
37(1)
History Folder
38(1)
Exercises
38(3)
Session Commands
41(25)
Enabling the Minitab Command Language
41(7)
Command Language
41(1)
Enabling Commands
41(1)
Executing a Command
42(1)
Command Syntax
43(1)
Minitab Command Box Format
44(1)
Subcommands
45(1)
Getting Session Command Help
46(2)
Useful Session Commands
48(10)
Entering Data
49(2)
Using Set to Enter Data from a File
51(1)
Using Set to Enter Patterned Data
52(1)
Naming Columns
53(1)
Displaying Data in the Session Window
53(1)
Performing Calculations
54(2)
Saving and Retrieving Data
56(2)
Getting Worksheet Information
58(1)
Working with the Contents of the Session Window
58(8)
Editing the Session Window
58(2)
Copying Commands from the History Folder
60(1)
Using the Command Line Editor
60(1)
Exiting Minitab
61(1)
Exercises
62(4)
Worksheet Operations
66(31)
Editing the Worksheet
66(8)
Selecting Blocks of Data
67(1)
Inserting Data
68(1)
Clearing or Deleting Data
69(1)
Copying and Pasting Data
69(2)
Moving Columns
71(1)
Resizing Columns
71(1)
Formatting Columns
71(2)
Documenting Columns
73(1)
Manipulating Data
74(15)
Subsetting the Worksheet
74(4)
Stacking and Unstacking Columns
78(3)
Generating Patterned Data
81(1)
Reusing a Dialog Box
82(2)
Autofill
84(1)
Sorting Data
85(1)
Ranking Data
86(2)
Coding Data
88(1)
Importing and Exporting Data
89(8)
Portable Files
90(1)
Exchanging Data with Minitab-Compatible Applications
90(2)
Saving Data in a Text File
92(1)
Importing Files in Custom Formats
93(1)
Importing from a Database
93(1)
Exercises
94(3)
One-Variable Graphs and Summaries
97(47)
Understanding Variable Types
97(1)
Categorical Variables
97(1)
Nominal and Ordinal Categorical Variables
98(1)
Quantitative Variables
98(1)
Exploring Graphs in Minitab
98(1)
Creating Distribution Plots
99(9)
Creating a Dotplot
99(3)
Editing a Graph
102(2)
Brushing a Dotplot
104(2)
Creating a Stem-and-Leaf Plot
106(2)
Histograms
108(10)
Creating a Histogram
108(4)
Histograms from Frequency Tables
112(1)
Relative Frequency Histograms
113(1)
Density Histograms
114(3)
Histograms for Positive Data
117(1)
Descriptive Statistics
118(3)
Displaying Descriptive Statistics
118(3)
Calculating Column and Row Statistics
121(1)
Creating a Boxplot
121(3)
Summarizing and Displaying Categorical Data
124(20)
Value Order for Text Data
124(1)
Tallies
124(1)
Bar Charts
125(2)
Two-Way Tables
127(1)
Tables of Counts and Percents
128(5)
Tables of Summary Statistics
133(3)
Exercises
136(8)
Two- and Three-Variable Graphs
144(39)
Creating Scatterplots
144(9)
Furnace Example
144(3)
Jittering Points
147(1)
Using The Graph Editing Tools
148(1)
Cartoon Example
149(4)
Creating Plots with Groups
153(2)
Creating Plots with Several Variables
155(4)
Graph Editing and Annotation
159(3)
Graph Editing
159(1)
Selecting Points to Edit
160(1)
Annotating Graphs
161(1)
Graphs with Three or More Variables
162(5)
Matrix Plot
162(3)
3D Scatterplots
165(2)
Rotating a 3D Graph
167(1)
Creating Time Series Plots
167(16)
Indicating a Time or Date Scale
170(1)
Seasonal Time Series Plots
171(1)
Using Time Series Plots to Find Problems
172(1)
Exercises
173(10)
Statistical Distributions
183(31)
The Normal Distribution
183(7)
Probability Density Function
183(2)
Cumulative Distribution Functions
185(3)
Inverse of the CDF
188(2)
The Binomial Distribution
190(5)
Calculating Binomial Probabilities with PDF
190(2)
Graphical Display of the Binomial
192(1)
Cumulative Distribution Function
193(1)
Inverse of the CDF
193(2)
Normal Approximation to the Binomial
195(3)
The Poisson Distribution
198(6)
Calculating Poisson Probabilities with PDF
198(2)
Cumulative Distribution Function
200(1)
Inverse of the CDF
201(1)
Normal Approximation to the Poisson
202(2)
A Summary of the Theoretical Distributions in Minitab
204(10)
Continuous Distributions
204(2)
Discrete Distributions
206(1)
Exercises
207(7)
Simulation
214(26)
Learning about Randomness
214(1)
Bernoulli Trials
215(2)
Random Sequences
217(1)
Simulating Data from a Normal Distribution
217(5)
A Useful Technique for Simulation Studies
220(2)
Simulating Data from the Binomial Distribution
222(2)
Sampling from Other Distributions
224(1)
Sampling Actual Populations
224(4)
The Base for the Random Number Generator
228(1)
The Central Limit Theorem
228(12)
Exercises
231(9)
One-Sample Confidence Intervals and Tests for Means
240(26)
How Sample Means Vary
241(2)
Confidence Interval for μ
243(5)
Simulated Confidence Intervals for the Mean
246(2)
Test of Hypothesis for μ
248(2)
Practical Significance versus Statistical Significance
250(1)
Confidence Intervals and Tests for Proportions
250(2)
Departures from Assumptions
252(14)
Nonrandomness
253(1)
Nonnormality
254(2)
Normal Probability plots
256(1)
Exercises
257(9)
Comparing Two Means: Confidence Intervals and Tests
266(19)
Paired and Independent Data
266(2)
Difference Between Two Means: Paired Data
268(4)
Confidence Intervals
269(1)
Paired t Test
270(2)
Difference Between Two Means: Independent Samples
272(13)
Data in a Different Format
276(3)
Exercises
279(6)
Analysis of Variance
285(28)
Analysis of Variance with One Factor
285(5)
The One-Way Analysis of Variance Procedure
287(3)
Analysis of Variance with Two Factors
290(9)
Additive Models
293(1)
Models with Interactions
294(5)
Randomized Block Designs
299(3)
Residuals and Fitted Values
302(11)
One-Way Designs
303(1)
Two-Way Designs with an Interaction Term
303(1)
Additive Models and Randomized Block Designs
304(1)
Exercises
305(8)
Regression and Correlation
313(50)
Correlation
313(3)
Simple Regression: Fitting a Straight Line
316(4)
R-Squared (Coefficient of Determination)
320(1)
Making Inferences from Straight-Line Fits
320(6)
Conditions for Inference
321(1)
Interpreting the Output
322(4)
Multiple Regression
326(5)
Interpreting the Output
327(2)
Notation and Assumptions in Multiple Regression
329(1)
Confidence Intervals and Tests
330(1)
Fitting Polynomials
331(4)
Interpreting Residuals in Simple and Polynomial Regression
335(4)
Using Transformations
339(4)
Effect of Transformations on Assumptions
343(1)
Plotting Regression Lines and Planes
343(20)
Straight Lines, Quadratics, and Cubics
343(1)
Regression Planes
344(2)
Regression Surfaces
346(3)
Exercises
349(14)
Chi-Square Tests and Contingency Tables
363(16)
Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
363(2)
Contingency Tables
365(3)
Making the Table and Computing Chi-Square
368(1)
Tables with Small Expected Counts
369(10)
Exercises
372(7)
Nonparametric Statistics
379(23)
Sign Procedures
380(5)
Sign Tests
381(2)
Sign Confidence Intervals
383(1)
Paired Data
384(1)
Wilcoxon Signed Rank Procedures
385(4)
Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
386(2)
Wilcoxon Confidence Interval
388(1)
Two-Sample Rank Procedures
389(2)
An Example
389(2)
Kruskal-Wallis Test
391(11)
Exercises
394(8)
Control Charts
402(17)
Control Charts and Process Variation
402(1)
Control Charts for Measurement Data
403(9)
Charts for Means
403(4)
Important!
407(1)
Charts for Dispersion
408(3)
Unequal Subgroup Sizes
411(1)
Control Charts for Attribute Data
412(7)
Exercises
415(4)
Additional Topics in Regression
419(13)
Variable Selection in Regression
419(7)
Stepwise Regression
420(3)
Best Subsets Regression
423(3)
Diagnostics in Regression
426(3)
Diagnostics for Individual Observations
426(1)
Regression Options
427(2)
Additional Regression Features
429(3)
Storage of Some Results
429(1)
Weighted Regression
429(1)
III-Conditioned Data
430(1)
Exercises
431(1)
Additional Topics in Analysis of Variance
432(36)
Multiple Comparisons with One-Way
432(4)
Fisher's Least Significant Difference (LSD)
433(1)
Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference (HSD)
433(1)
Dunnett's Procedure
433(1)
Example Using Fabric Data
434(2)
Multifactor Balanced Designs
436(3)
Example Using the Potato Rot Data
437(2)
Unbalanced Designs
439(8)
Models in GLM
442(1)
Regression Approach to Analysis of Variance
443(4)
Analysis of Covariance
447(5)
Regression Approach to Analysis of Covariance
449(3)
Random Effects and Mixed Models
452(16)
Mixed Models, Expected Mean Squares, and Variance Components
457(2)
Three-Factor Mixed Model
459(3)
Exercises
462(6)
Creating a Report
468(10)
Adding Session Output to the ReportPad
468(2)
Adding a Graph to the ReportPad
470(2)
Graph Size
471(1)
Editing in ReportPad
472(3)
Text Editing
472(1)
Graph Editing
473(2)
Saving a Report
475(1)
Copying a Report to a Word Processor
475(3)
Exercises
476(2)
Minitab Macros
478(10)
Global Macros
479(1)
Writing a Macro
480(3)
Invoking a Macro
483(1)
Variable Column and Row Numbers
483(1)
Column Numbers
483(1)
Row Numbers
484(1)
Control Statements
484(2)
Available Macros
486(2)
Exercises
486(2)
Appendix A: Data Sets Used in this Handbook 488(10)
Credits 498(4)
Index 502


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