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Webinar: ‘The Assistant: Your Guide to Data Analysis’

April 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. EDT

Published: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 14:14

(Minitab Inc: State College, PA) -- Statistics can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why Minitab, a leading provider of software for quality improvement, is offering a free webinar, “The Assistant: Your Guide to Data Analysis.”

The hour-long webinar will be held April 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. EDT, and on May 11, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT. Participants will see how the Assistant menu in Minitab 16 Statistical Software makes hypothesis tests, control charts, process capability, and regression accessible to everyone. Space is limited. Registration is free.

The ability to perform basic analyses is particularly important in business because proven quality improvement methods such as Six Sigma rely on the ability to analyze data. Minitab added the Assistant to its latest release to help more people and businesses take advantage of the benefits of data-driven quality improvement projects.

“With the Assistant, no one needs to be intimidated by statistics,” says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager for Minitab. “If you don’t have a statistical background, or if you’re just a little rusty, Minitab 16 removes that barrier. You can be sure you’re analyzing your data appropriately with the Assistant.”

The Assistant is a menu-based tool that guides you through your analysis and helps you interpret the results with confidence. This feature was designed to open the door to statistical analysis, so everyone can make more effective use of data to make the best decisions.

The Assistant contains interactive decision trees that help you choose the right tool and walk you through your analysis step-by-step. It has a simplified interface that is easy to understand, and includes guidelines to ensure your analysis is successful. It even provides interpretation of your output and comprehensive reports you can use to easily and effectively present your results.

Because it has been adopted by companies around the globe, Minitab 16 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Documentation is available in several other languages.

Minitab 16 is the latest example of the company’s efforts to provide the best tools for quality improvement. A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of Minitab 16 is available at www.minitab16.com.

The company also offers Quality Trainer by Minitab, an e-learning service that teaches statistics and serves as an ongoing resource for professionals who use statistics to implement quality improvement, and Quality Companion by Minitab, process improvement software designed to help professionals manage and execute quality improvement projects from start to finish.

Minitab 16’s Assistant feature guides you through hypothesis tests, control charts, process capability, measurement systems analysis and regression.



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Minitab Inc. develops statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users. Minitab Statistical Software, a data analysis tool for businesses, has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in more than 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide. Quality Companion is used to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Use the subscription-based online learning course, Quality Trainer, to learn or refresh your knowledge and to access quality statistics expertise anytime. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.