The Role of Software in ‘International Statistical Standards’
Michele Boulanger, Johnson International Statistical Consulting Inc. and Laura Lancaster, SAS
In today’s competitive and global industries, there is mounting external pressure to increase the transparency and validity of the methods used to demonstrate conformance of a product or service to specific contractual or legal requirements. Statistical methods have become the subject of “standardization” since a producer of products or services can be audited on the good practice of its measurement system, the soundness of its sampling method, or the validity of its claim for reaching improvement targets or meeting obligations. This pressure is creating a growing demand for national and international standards on statistical methods. This is the responsibility of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee ISO/TC69, Applications of Statistical Methods.