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Name: Josh
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: FL 
Country: N/A
Date: 8/17/2005


Question:
Sirs ,can you suggest a good way of testing Corelle dinnerware and other " durable" dinnerware please? . I want to conduct an experiment that will show how strong it really is.


Replies:
The first step would be to analyze the traits you want to test. You could create extreme tests, but would they give information that helps you? What qualities are important, breakage? Then what would be practical? In use I doubt you drop a plate more than 4 feet, if that, so what test most closely simulates use? Next, a series of tests appear in order as all products have multiple features. Finally, testing one brand gives information about that brand, but you could buy another, so do you want to test others for comparison? Consumer reports tests most everything, so looking at how they do their tests can give you a head start.

James Przewoznik



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