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Estimated Sample Sizes for Continuous Measures (95% C.I.

Enter Population Size Here* 3,000 Precision Estimated


(d) Sample Size
0.05 2791
Enter Estimated Standard Deviation Here 5 0.1 2308
(If unknown, use 1/6 of the plausible range of the data) 0.15 1792
0.2 1364
0.25 1044
Note: This worksheet is used to estimate 0.3 812
sample size for continuous data, e.g.,cycle time, 0.35 643
pressures, weights and ther continuous measures. 0.4 518
Sampling error is the expected precision associated 0.45 425
with the listed sample size. 0.5 354
0.55 299
0.6 255
0.65 220
* For process sampling use the total number of 0.7 192
units produced in the time period you wish 0.75 169
to characterize 0.8 150
0.85 133
0.9 120
0.95 108
1 97
Precision vs. Sample Size
1.2

0.8
precision (d)

0.6

0.4

0.2

0
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Sample Size
Estimated Sample Sizes for Discrete Sampling (based on a 95% C.I.)
0.14
Enter Population Size Here 500 Precision Estimated
(d) Sample Size
0.01 470 0.12
Enter Population defect rate (p) Here 0.05 0.01 396
(p must be between 0 and 1. If unknown use 0.50) 0.02 315
0.1
0.02 244
0.03 190
This worksheet is used to estimate sample size 0.03 149 0.08

precision (d)
or discrete data, e.g., good or bad, defective or 0.04 119
non-defective, etc. Sampling error is the expected 0.04 97
precision associated with the listed sample size. 0.05 80 0.06
0.05 67
* For process sampling use the total number of 0.08 32
units produced in the time period you wish 0.1 19 0.04
to characterize 0.13 12

0.02

0
0
Precision vs. Sample Size
0.14

0.12

0.1

0.08
precision (d)

0.06

0.04

0.02

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Sample Size
Step 1
Population N= 3293
α= 0.95 Z table value= 1.6
ε= 0.1
q= 0.24
p= 0.76

2
no =  z
ε  ∗ p ∗q 1%
2
no = 
1.9
0 .1
6
 ∗0 . 9
9 ∗0 . 0
1 = 47 Apply correction factor
no =3 . 8
0

Step 2 n=
no
n0

= 46
1
N
3.8
n=
3.8
1
5

n= 2 . 1
6 ≈2

This means that the sample size is 96 considering a 95%


and assuming a calculus error (ε) of 10% .Also is considered that only
of the sample does not meet the characteristics of the population.
correction factor

of confidence
red that only 24%