(The Hosting News) – Statistics can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is offering a free webinar, “The Assistant: Your Guide to Data Analysis.”
The hour-long webinar will be held on April 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4:00) and on May 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT-4:00). Participants will see how the Assistant menu in Minitab 16 Statistical Software makes hypothesis tests, control charts, process capability, and regression accessible to everyone. Space is limited.
The ability to perform basic analyses is particularly important in business, because proven quality improvement methods such as Six Sigma rely on the ability to analyze data. Minitab added the Assistant to its latest release to help more people and businesses take advantage of the benefits of data-driven quality improvement projects.
“With the Assistant, no one needs to be intimidated by statistics,” says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager for Minitab. “If you don’t have a statistical background, or if you’re just a little rusty, Minitab 16 removes that barrier. You can be sure you’re analyzing your data appropriately with the Assistant.”
The Assistant is a menu-based tool that guides you through your analysis and helps you interpret the results with confidence. This feature was designed to open the door to statistical analysis, so everyone can make more effective use of data to make the best decisions.
The Assistant contains interactive decision trees that help you choose the right tool and walk you through your analysis step-by-step. It has a simplified interface that is easy to understand, and includes guidelines to ensure your analysis is successful. It even provides interpretation of your output and comprehensive reports you can use to easily and effectively present your results.
Thousands of companies worldwide use Minitab to analyze data for quality improvement programs. It has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma deployment, and more than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research.
“Because it’s so easy to use, Minitab lets you focus on improving your business, not learning statistical software,” says Paret. “That’s why it’s also the most popular choice for teaching statistics in universities and even high schools.”
Because it has been adopted by companies around the globe, Minitab 16 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Documentation is available in several other languages.
Registration is free at http://www.minitab.com/training/web-events/