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Bootstrap test for process capability indices

Bahram Sadeghpour Gildeh (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Sedigheh Rahimpour (University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Islamic Republic of Iran)
Fatemeh Ghanbarpour Gravi (University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Islamic Republic of Iran)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 7 August 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to construct a statistical hypotheses test for process capability indices and compare the pairs of them with a fixed sample size.

Design/methodology/approach

Since the sampling distribution of the estimators of pairs of two process capability indices (PCIs) is very complex, an exact statistical hypothesis test for them cannot be constructed. Therefore, the authors have proposed a bootstrap method to construct the hypothesis test for them on the basis of p-value.

Findings

The authors have shown that by increasing n, the bootstrap method has better output relative to other methods and it can be easily implemented. The authors have also demonstrated that sometimes an exact hypotheses test cannot be constructed and need some assumptions.

Originality/value

In the present paper, several methods to test of hypotheses about the difference between two process capability indices have been compared.

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Citation

Sadeghpour Gildeh, B., Rahimpour, S. and Ghanbarpour Gravi, F. (2017), "Bootstrap test for process capability indices", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 34 No. 7, pp. 925-939. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-11-2014-0166

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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