Title

Effective Use of Meta-analysis for Industrial Process Development

Abstract

Meta-Analysis is a systematic and objective methodology used to summarize, integrate, and interpret collections of empirical research experiments - even if the experiments were not all conducted in the same exact manner. Meta-analysis is widely used in the social sciences but has found little application in manufacturing, even though certain aspects of the manufacturing environment would make it relatively easy to apply. This paper provides relevant background and presents the strengths and weaknesses of meta-analysis. A simulated case study illustrates some anticipated implementation hurdles and solutions.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Department

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Empirical research; Meta-analysis; Quantitative experiment; Standard deviation

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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