9. Correlation and Autocorrelation in Profiles

  1. Rassoul Noorossana3,
  2. Abbas Saghaei4 and
  3. Amirhossein Amiri5
  1. Willis A. Jensen1 and
  2. Jeffrey B. Birch2

Published Online: 18 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118071984.ch9

Statistical Analysis of Profile Monitoring

Statistical Analysis of Profile Monitoring

How to Cite

Jensen, W. A. and Birch, J. B. (2011) Correlation and Autocorrelation in Profiles, in Statistical Analysis of Profile Monitoring (eds R. Noorossana, A. Saghaei and A. Amiri), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118071984.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Industrial Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

  2. 4

    Industrial Engineering Department, Islamic Azad University – Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

  3. 5

    Industrial Engineering Department, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical Products Division, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Flagstaff, AZ, USA

  2. 2

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470903223

Online ISBN: 9781118071984



  • correlation and autocorrelation in profile monitoring - themselves not independent of each other;
  • methods, for between-profile correlation (BPC) linear models - measurements correlated across profiles;
  • BPC and related issues, rational subgrouping and random effects - type of grouping, with differences minimized


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods for WPA for Linear Models

  • Methods for BPC for Linear Models

  • Methods for WPA and BPC for Other (Nonlinear) Models

  • Phase I Analysis

  • Phase II Analysis

  • Related Issues: Rational Subgrouping and Random Effects

  • Discussion and Open Questions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References