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Using a Correlation Test for Normality

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A test for normality is described that takes advantage of the independence of the average X-bar and sample standard deviation for normal distribution. The test is not sensitive to symmetrical nonnormal distributions. Probability paper is considered as a tool for use with the test when specifically testing for normality.

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  • Keywords: Correlation,X-bar control charts,Goodness of fit,Normal distribution,Standard deviation
  • Author: Fang, Jengjung; Case, Kenneth E.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology