The Mood’s Median Test is a hypothesis test that determines whether a statistically significant difference exists between the medians of two or more independent sets of non-normally distributed continuous data. It is useful for determining if a particular strata or group could provide insight into the root cause of process issues.

An example would be if Assembly Line A products have a median production cycle time of 10.3 minutes, Assembly Line B products have a median production cycle time of 9 minutes and Assembly Line C have a median production cycle time of 11.5 minutes and you want to determine if any of the 3 lines truly have different median cycle times from the others or if the difference is just due to random chance.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.

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Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.