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What’s A Sampling Calculation (Continuous)?

Sampling is a measurement technique where smaller amounts of representative data can be used to understand the larger population. The goal is to take the smallest amount of data possible while still being able to make statistically sound assessments. This avoids spending time and money analyzing an entire population of data when it’s not truly necessary.

Learn more about Sampling Calculation (Continuous) in Measure Phase, Module 3.3.1 of Black Belt Training.

How To Run A Sampling Calculation (Continuous) In SigmaXL

Example One: Sampling Cycle Time of Dinner Orders

1. Go to SigmaXL > Templates and Calculators > Basic Statistical Templates > Sample Size – Continuous:

SampleSizeCalculationDiscrete-SigmaXL

2. Enter parameters for sampling “Dinner Orders”

  • For “Estimate of Standard Deviation” Enter: 5
  • For Desired Margin of Error” Enter: 1

Example Two: Sampling Cycle Time of Off-Peak Orders

1. Go to SigmaXL > Templates and Calculators > Basic Statistical Templates > Sample Size – Continuous:

SampleSizeCalculationDiscrete-SigmaXL-2

2. Enter parameters for sampling “Off-Peak Orders”

  • For “Estimate of Standard Deviation” Enter: 4
  • For Desired Margin of Error” Enter: 1

To learn more about Sampling Calculation (Continuous), register for Black Belt Training and review Module 3.3.1.