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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.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.