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Fact–Based Decision Making

Session Format:

One 4-Hour Session


In order for team members to be able to make decisions and solve problems, it is necessary for them to gather and display relevant data in an organized format. This class will present an overview of how Fact–Based Decision Making can be employed as a first step toward solving problems within the organization.


The participant will learn: (1) the importance of gathering and displaying data in an organized format and (2) how to use pictographs, check sheets, Pareto diagrams, frequency tables, histograms, and scatter diagrams.

Content Outline

  • The importance of gathering accurate and relevant data
  • Pictographs
  • Check sheets
  • Pareto diagrams
  • Histograms
  • Scatter diagrams
  • Examples and sample data problems

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for employees who will be serving on teams and do not have a background in statistical data collection techniques.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14