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MSA – Discrete Data (aka Gage R&R – Discrete)

MSA for Discrete Data is an experiment designed to assess various elements of discrete or attribute data collection including the definition of the “standard” or reference, i.e. “good,” “pass,” or “fail” and whether or not the operators interpret the standard the same way. These tests determine the level of defects…

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Measurement Systems Analysis (aka MSA, aka Gage R&R)

MSA is an experiment designed to assess various elements of data collection including the procedures of data collection, the measuring device or “gage” being used, the understanding of the operators and any factors that might cause variation. The goal of MSA is to reduce defects and variation within the data…

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