Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Test Method Development and Validation

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    About the Course Learn what steps should be undertaken in a systematic approach for developing new test methods, or evaluating and improving existing ones. Whether working on ASTM type standards, or proposing methods to be used locally, they should be systematically examined in a statistically sound way. Increasingly, laboratories are being expected to follow guidelines such as ISO 17025 to assure their methods are valid. This course will help you understand how to implement specific procedures to examine your test methods.

    Information About On-Site Fees Please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM. Fees will include four referenced ASTM standards; ASTM Manual 7; course, notes; Certificate of Attendance; 2.1 Continuing Education Units; and Refreshment Breaks.

    Who Should Attend

    • Writers and users of ASTM or other Test and Measurement Methods
    • Developers of local test methods
    • Managers who rely on test data
    • Specification writers and users of standard test methods
    • Engineers, technicians and scientists who rely on test methods

    Topics Include

    • How statistical methods are used to compare, develop, evaluate, and improve test methods involving measurements
    • How to develop procedures to obtain measures of uncertainty for test results.
    • Types of measurement scales and approaches to determining precision.
    • How to apply ASTM statistical standards including:

      * E 1488 Guide for Statistical Procedures to Use in Developing & Applying ASTM Test Methods

      * E 1169 Guide for Conducting Ruggedness Tests

    • How precision of measurements affect specifications
    • How tolerance requirements relate to precision
    • How to perform and analyze the results of designed experiments
    • How to using control charts to evaluate test methods
    • How to run comparison studies for alternate Test Methods


    About ASTM and Committee E11 on Quality Statistics Established in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standardsdevelopment organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. These standards are widely used throughout the world as the basis of purchasing and other contracts, codes, laws and regulations. The standards referenced in this course were developed by Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics.