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Methods and evaluations for surveillance in industry, business, finance, and public health

  • Frisén, Marianne


    (Statistical Research Unit, Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

An overview on surveillance in different areas is given. Even though methods have been developed under different scientific cultures, the statistical concepts can be the same. When the statistical problems are the same, progress in one area can be used also in other areas. The aim of surveillance is to detect an important change in an underlying process as soon as possible after the change has occurred. In practice, we have complexities such as gradual changes and multivariate settings. Approaches to handling some of these complexities are discussed. The correspondence between the measures for evaluation and the aims of the ap-plication is important. Thus, the choice of evaluation measure deserves attention. The com-monly used ARL criterion should be used with care.

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Paper provided by Statistical Research Unit, Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg in its series Research Reports with number 2011:3.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 10 Feb 2011
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Publication status: Published as Frisén, Marianne, 'Methods and evaluations for surveillance in industry, business, finance, and public health' in Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 2011, pages 611-621.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunsru:2011_003
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