George E. P. Box
Alternative names:Dr. George Box, George Edward Pelham Box
Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building
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Or view this classic text used widely in universities and corporations for over 20 years.
Evolutionary Operation: A Statistical Method for Process Improvement
Evolutionary Operation (EVOP), is a simple but powerful statistical tool with wide application in business. What originally motivated the introduction of EVOP, was the idea that the widespread and daily use of simple statistical design and analysis during routine production by process operatives themselves could reap enormous additional rewards.
Collected Works of George E.P. Box:
Out of Print
Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery
Second Edition of this classic.
Box on Quality and Discovery: with Design, Control and Robustness
Great book. A must for those serious about Quality Improvement. A collection of articles and reports over 15 years. Some articles require more statistical knowledge and are not for all managers but many are excellent for any manager.
The benefits provided by worker participation are twofold. Quality is improved because of the finding and fixing of a very large number of problems, but also, and perhaps equally important, moral is improved.
The old-fashioned idea of a good manager is one who is supposed to know all the answers, can solve every problem himself, and can give appropriate orders to his subordinates to carry out his plans... A good modern manager is like a good coach who leads and encourages his team in never-ending quality improvement.
Statistics is, or should be, about scientific investigation and how to do it better, but many statisticians believe it is a branch of mathematics.
the management system which makes only a pretense of valuing employee involvement and encouraging employee empowerment merely breeds cynicism.
All Models Are Wrong But Some Are Useful
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Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement
Founded in 1985 by George E.P. Box and the William Hunter at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The technical report series is one of the best online management resources with reports authors including: George Box, W. Edwards Deming, Peter Scholtes, Kaoru Ishikawa, William Hunter, Gipsie Ranney and Brian Joiner. Sadly the center has abandoned the ideas of George Box and Bill Hunter. It once was a very important center for thought about management improvement. The legacy left by Box and Hunter has been lost. I find this very sad and a huge insult to the memories of those great men. Bill Hunter was my father and built the Center after he was diagnosed with fatal cancer because it was a useful way to provide benefit to the world. Seeing that cause abandoned I find insulting and extremely unfortunate for all those that no longer have the possibility of benefiting from the vision of Box and Hunter through the center. Thankfully many people that learned from them have continued to build upon their work. And their books, writing and other material continue to inspire those interested in management improvement.
Statistics for Experimenters
Web site for the classic book on design of experiments. Includes a search engine for statistics sites for managers.