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September General Meeting 

Data OutliersAssessment and their Impact on Normality 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00pm to 8:30pm 

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During this discussion an emphasis will be placed on using Minitab for both Box-Plot and Grubb’s Test to assess whether data points should be considered outliers or not. Various data sets will be presented and analyzed using the tools in Minitab to determine if outliers exist. A brief discussion of the current standards ASTM E178-08 “Standard Practice for Dealing with Outlying Observations” and ISO 16269-4:2010 “Statistical Interpretation of Data-Part 4: Detection and Treatment of Outliers” will be held. The talk will end with an example of how creating a single outlying data point can actually change the type of distribution from Normal to Log-normal, creating a concern and demonstrating the need for carefully assessing the impact of the analysis. The bottom line is that there is a thin line between outliers and choosing an alternative distribution (rather than normal) when dealing with data. 


Using statistical analysis tools to assess outliers 

ASTM E178-08 and ISO 16269-4:2010 standards discussion 

Outliers vs Alternative Distribution 

Please bring your questions, experiences, and other commentary to make this a more valuable experience. 

Expert: Larry BartkusLarry Bartkus was named ASQ Biomedical SCDG Speaker of the Year three times now for his informative and always humorous presentations. He is currently Sr. Distinguished Engineer Quality Systems for Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine. He is a Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over forty years’ experience in the Quality profession. He holds a degree in Chemistry from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Larry has been guest speaker at the Society of Plastic Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, APICS, OCRA, American Statistical Association and ASQ. Larry has lectured at 12 different colleges and universities. He is a past Chairmen of ASQ Section 702 and has served on the Executive Board for over twenty years now. He was an instructor for several Refresher Courses including CQE, CQI, CBA and CQM. Larry has conducted seminars in Process Control, Statistical Sampling, Lean, Normality Assessment and Design of Experiments. 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-outliers-assessment-and-their-impact-on-normality-tickets-37678548553 

Dinner (sandwiches or pizza) & soft drinks will be provided.Seating is limited to the first 40 registrants so sign up soon! Registration closes one day before the event on Sep 20. 

Member Early Registration $20 

Non-member Early Registration $30 

Walkins $35- Check only if seating is available 

Location: Boston Scientific, 25129 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia CA 91355 

For more information Contact: Dora Derashan email dderashan@yahoo.com