A univariate procedure for monitoring location and dispersion with ordered categorical data

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Journal / PublicationCommunications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation
Issue number1
Online published2 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018


The quality characteristic is usually measured by ordered attribute levels, such as good, general, and poor, which describe different magnitudes of the characteristic. The ordinal levels are determined by a continuous latent variable, the shifts of which are reflected by the observed counts in each level. This article devises a control procedure based on the discrepancy between observed average cumulative counts and their expected ones. Simulation results are shown to demonstrate its superior sensitivity in simultaneously detecting location and dispersion shifts of the latent variable. Flexibility in assigning the weight for each level can allow the chart to be more powerful.

Research Area(s)

  • Categorical data, Dispersion, Location parameter, Statistical process control