UB's TCIE Offers Spring Courses On Statistics Software and Methods

Release Date: April 27, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Business professionals seeking to expand their data and statistical repertoire are invited to attend three workshops being offered in May by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

Two of the workshops, being offered jointly with the Buffalo section of the American Society for Quality, focus on Minitab, the world's leading statistical software, while a third covers basic statistics.

Minitab software knowledge is recommended, and to participate, attendees will need a laptop loaded with Minitab Version 15.

The workshops will be held in the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Rd., Amherst.

They are:

• Part 1 -- Problem Solving with Minitab, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3, will provide an overview to Minitab's menus, data manipulation, exploratory graphical tools, basic statistical analysis and quality tools. Cost is $200.

• Part 2 -- Problem Solving with Minitab, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, will discuss quality tools, capability analysis, distribution identification, proportion testing, non-parametrics, correlation and regression, and power and sample size. Cost is $200.

• Basic Statistics, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 10-12, will feature statistical methods commonly used to support continuous quality improvement programs. Topics include basic statistics, graphical techniques and hypothesis testing. Participants will learn how to identify and perform proper tests to determine differences. Cost is $695.

The workshops will be taught by Thom Marra, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt who has mentored hundreds of corporate clients in improvement methodologies.

For more information and to register, call TCIE at 636-2568.

TCIE provides a dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's business community. A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, TCIE fosters partnerships and manages projects as diverse as the region's businesses, and is a premier provider of Lean Six Sigma training and mentoring. For more information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu.

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