Case Study: Understanding Process Measurement Variation
For this assignment, you will conduct an experiment then create supporting visuals to be placed in a PowerPoint presentation of your findings. Your presentation should be easy to read and have a consistent design theme throughout. Please complete the first four chapters in the following LinkedIn Learning course on PowerPoint essentials before creating your presentation:
To help you learn about measurement variation, try this experiential learning exercise. (We are indebted to Alan Goodman, DuPont Company, Wilmington, Delaware, for bringing this exercise to our attention.)
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, students will NOT be collecting their own data for this assignment. Instead, your instructor will share the data sets with you.
You have started a new business providing height measurements of humans. Your customers expect accurate and precise measurements. You offer two methods of measurement: a yardstick or meterstick, and a tape measure. You must test the two methods to evaluate their performance and provide the results to your customers.
For this experiment, you will need the following:
- A yardstick or meterstick.
- A tape measure.
- Access to a single entrance door that is six feet or taller.
- Twenty or more individual participants.