Minitab Offers Free Online Statistical Training on Hypothesis Testing and How to Run a 1-Sample t-Test, in English on April 19 and in Spanish on April 24

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To help people learn and apply statistical concepts, Minitab Inc. is offering a free online training session on hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and using a 1-sample t-test to determine if a process is on target. The session will be held in English on April 19 and in Spanish on April 24.

Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma deployment worldwide.

Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma deployment worldwide.

Minitab's free online training session will cover statistical concepts including hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and how to use a 1-sample t-test to determine if a process is on target.

Hypothesis testing. P-values. Confidence intervals. Statistical significance. They're concepts that people need to understand and apply if they want to make good decisions based on data.
Now Minitab Inc., the world's leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, is offering a free, hour-long online training session to help people learn more about statistics and preview the company's training opportunities.

Minitab Inc. has long offered both public and company-specific training, delivered by expert statisticians with years of experience implementing quality improvement projects. "Our technical training specialists help people learn how to use Minitab to analyze their data and improve quality," says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager and a former Minitab trainer herself.

"We're really excited to give people the chance to preview Minitab's instructor-led training without leaving their office."

The session will cover important statistical concepts, including hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Participants will learn how to analyze a dataset using a 1-sample t-test and interpret the results to determine if a process is on target.

This training will be offered in English on April 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4:00). It will be offered in Spanish on April 24, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4:00). Participants can register for either session at http://www.minitab.com/training/web-events/.

Thousands of companies worldwide use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze data for quality improvement programs. More than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research.

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.

A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of Minitab 16 is available at http://www.minitab16.com.

The company also offers two other products. Quality Trainer by Minitab® is an e-learning course that teaches statistics and serves as an ongoing resource for professionals who use statistics to implement quality improvement. Quality Companion by Minitab® is process improvement software designed specifically to help professionals manage and execute quality improvement projects.

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer. Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training, e-learning opportunities and free technical support.

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

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