Title

Monte Carlo Simulation Design for Evaluating Normal-Based Control Chart Properties

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-3-2016

Publication Title

Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods

DOI

10.22237/jmasm/1478003580

ISSN

1538-9472

Abstract

The advent of more complicated control charting schemes has necessitated the use of Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) methods. Unfortunately, few sources exist to study effective design and validation of MCS methods related to control charting. This paper describes the design, issues, considerations and limitations for conducting normal-based control chart MCS studies, including choice of random number generator, simulation size requirements, and accuracy/error in simulation estimation. This paper also describes two design strategies for MCS for control chart evaluations and provides the programming code. As a result, this paper hopes to establish de facto MCS schemes aimed at guiding researchers and practitioners in validation and control-chart evaluation MCS design.

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