Product design, process control and improvement, quality management, market research, laboratory testing, regulatory inspection and certification are among the wide range of economic activities that stand to benefit from a new CD-ROM collection of more than 70 ISO International Standards on statistical methods.

This is the sixth edition of the complete collection of the ISO standards for Statistical methods – previously published as a handbook in two volumes – and now available on CD-ROM for the first time.

The 74 International Standards contained on the CD-ROM set out the practical methodology for collecting, processing and interpreting measurement, testing or inspection results whenever goods or services are assessed from a sample.

ISO International Standards for the application of statistical methods are generic and widely used in many technical fields. Not only are they used by organizations in all business sectors worldwide, but they are also cited in hundreds of ISO International Standards on specific products, processes and materials.

The CD-ROM includes standards for:

  • Statistical methods in general
  • Terminology and symbols
  • Applications of statistical methods in process management
  • Acceptance sampling
  • Measurement methods and results

A numerical index is provided to allow quick access to standards and the CD-ROM has full-text search functionality.

The economic benefits of statistical methods in industrial production are well known, but they are also widely used and bring benefits to the service sector, trade, regulation, scientific research and human sciences.

The standards on the CD-ROM have been developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 69, Application of statistical methods, whose Chair, Mr. Christophe Perruchet, comments: "This CD-ROM collection of ISO/TC 69's work provides a solid, internationally harmonized basis for statistical methods that facilitates the growth of global markets."

Statistical methods

Statistical methods

This CD-ROM is the sixth edition of the complete collection of ISO standards for Statistical methods - previously published as a handbook. It contains the 74 International Standards that set out the practical methodology for collecting, processing and interpreting measurement, testing or inspection results whenever goods or services are assessed from a sample.