Free Tool Guides You to Right Statistical Analysis Every Time

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Minitab Inc.'s free Method Chooser helps quality pros get the most meaningful information from their data.

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Our goal for the Method Chooser is to help people find the right analysis for their data, every time.

Statistics can be complicated and daunting, but the statistical analysis of data is at the heart of proven business improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma.

As more businesses search for ways to boost efficiency--and profits--in the current economic climate, Minitab Inc. is offering a free tool on its Web site that can help quality professionals be sure they're making the best use of their data.

The tool, called the Method Chooser, can be downloaded free at
Minitab's Method Chooser is set of interactive decision trees that walk you through the key choices in determining the most appropriate statistical tool. Each decision point includes brief but informative details and illustrations to help you make the right choice.

"We developed the Method Chooser to help people involved in quality improvement find the statistical techniques that will give them the best, most meaningful information from the data they collect," says Michelle Paret, product manager at Minitab.

"Our goal for the Method Chooser is to help people find the right analysis for their data, every time."

Five Method Chooser PDF documents are available from Minitab:

  •     Basic Statistical Tests
  •     Regression and ANOVA
  •     Measurement System Analysis
  •     Control Charts
  •     Capability Analysis

Visitors can download single Method Chooser documents, or download all five documents together in a single .zip file.

Thousands of companies use Minitab Statistical Software, the company's flagship product, to help them increase profits and raise the standard of their goods and services. Minitab has been used to analyze data in virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative worldwide.

About Minitab Inc.
Minitab Inc. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 80 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Nestlé and the leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America, and LexisNexis.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia, and has additional representatives throughout the world. For more information, visit

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