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Sampling calculations are the formulas involved in Sampling that take into account a number of considerations including, the standard deviation of continuous data, the proportion defective of discrete data, the desired precision of the sample and the confidence level appropriate for the data being sampled. The goal of the sampling calculation is to determine the least amount of units that need to be sampled while still reflecting the entire population.

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