Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Getting to Precision and Bias

    Why You Should Attend The need for quality assurance, along with the implementation of ISO 9000 in industry and ISO 17025 for testing laboratories, has heightened the need for standardized, consistent measurements. All test methods and measurement procedures require an assessment of its precision. This course will examine actual interlaboratory studies and the statistical issues associated with the development and use of standards which result in measurements.

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    Take Advantage of the Benefits

  • Gain the knowledge and experience to evaluate or run interlaboratory test programs, whether done within an ASTM committee or a local organization.
  • Get the latest information on performing studies, as well as revisions to standards in ASTM and ISO and how they may affect your work.
  • Take part in problem-solving exercises.
  • Interact and network with other professionals.
  • Learn from an instructor who is an expert in this field.

    Who Should Attend

  • Writers and users of ASTM or other test and measurement methods.
  • Those who tailor or are involved in ILS for internal use.
  • Managers who rely on this data.
  • Specification writers and users of standard test methods.
  • Engineers, technicians and scientists who rely on test methods.

    Topics Include

  • What is an estimate of precision and how can we develop it.
  • The similarities and differences of precision of a test method and uncertainty of a test result.
  • Using precision from interlaboratory programs
  • How to perform an interlaboratory test program and analyze the results.
  • How to apply ASTM statistical standards
  • How to develop precision and bias statements after running an ILS.
  • How to evaluate results from a proficiency program both as an individual laboratory and from the program perspective.
  • Using an ILS program in small groups and within a single multi-operator location.
  • Youden methods.
  • Laboratory comparison methods.

    Fee Includes

  • 4 ASTM Standards Referenced in this course (E1488, E177, E691, E178)
  • Draft Textbook on Statistics in Measurements and Standards by Neil R. Ullman
  • Course Notes
  • Certificate of Attendance and 1.2 Continuing Education Units
  • Refreshment Breaks

    About the Instructor Neil R. Ullman is a retired professor of mathematics and mechanical engineering technology at County College of Morris, where he was chairman of mechanical engineering technology for ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in statistics from Rutgers University. Ullman is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey, an ASQC Certified Quality Engineer, and an SME Certified Manufacturing Engineer.

    Ullman has taught statistics, quality control, mathematics, and engineering technology courses for over 25 years. He has provided courses in statistics, SPC, and statistical design of experiments for several major companies, as well as serving as a consultant on a variety of quality and applied statistical problems, specifically involving research and development and manufacturing.

    He is an active member of ATM Committee E-11 o Quality and Statistics, currently serving as Chairman of E-11. Ullman regularly provides ASTM training on interlaboratory testing, and is the ASTM E-11 Liaison to ANSI Z1 and ISO TC69 and TC176.

    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee Established in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development 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 (now available in print and online) contain 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 130 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 E-11 on Quality and Statistics. For more information, contact Christi Sierk at (610) 832-9728 or e-mail at