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Quality and Process Methods > Cause-and-Effect Diagrams
Publication date: 07/30/2020

Cause-and-Effect Diagrams

Identify Root Causes

Use the Diagram platform to construct cause-and-effect diagrams, also known as Ishikawa charts or fishbone charts. Use these diagrams to:

Organize the causes of an effect (sources of a problem)


Identify variables in preparation for further experimentation

Figure 14.1 Example of a Cause-and-Effect Diagram 


Overview of Cause-and-Effect Diagrams

Example of a Cause-and-Effect Diagram

Prepare the Data

Launch the Diagram Platform

The Cause-and-Effect Diagram

Right-Click Menus
Cause and Effect Diagram Menu Options

Save the Diagram

Save the Diagram as a Data Table
Save the Diagram as a Journal
Save the Diagram as a Script
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