Term of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Committee Chair

Charles Champ

Committee Member 1

Richard Hathaway

Committee Member 2

John Rafter


The second phase of control charting is discussed using the run sum X, R, and S charts with no standards given. Different estimators for the process mean and standard deviation are introduced. The average run length (ARL) distribution is analyzed using computer simulations which use a Markov chain representation, and performance is analyzed. A few applications and recommendations for use in the clinical chemistry laboratory are given.

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