work sampling


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work sampling

[′wərk ‚sam·pliŋ]
(industrial engineering)
A technique to measure work activity as related to delays consisting of intermittent observations of actual work and delays. Also known as activity sampling; frequency study; ratio delay study.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Work sampling estimates include some degree of error.
These include historical experience, time studies, predetermined time standards, and work sampling. Work sampling was developed in England by L.
Development and preparation of a new approach to describing Nurse Practitioner practices using work sampling methods provides the groundwork for international collaboration in evaluation of nurse practitioner services.
Work sampling as a method has been used by nurse researchers for over 50 years (Walker et al 2007) but its application exclusive to studying nurse practitioner work is scant.
The work sampling tool and method was based on existing work-sampling strategies applied to clinical settings.
His professional interests and publications have most recently been in the area of teacher work sampling. He edited the well-received 2002 book Connecting Teaching and Learning, published by AACTE, on work sample methodology.
When presented with the challenge of providing Work Sampling programs with an answer to the federal Head Start Outcomes requirements, Pearson Early Learning developed a comprehensive assessment system, Work Sampling for Head Start, which clearly aligns individual child assessments with the federally mandated outcomes.
Smith, Jr.) or by historical data collection and work sampling. Using a handwritten or computer-generated Gantt chart (which lays out a time line for a project) can aid you in meeting your deadlines and goals of cost containment and control.
They offer the Oregon Work Sampling Methodology (WSM) as an example of what the profession should strive to adopt in lieu of portfolios and performance assessments, such as those of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and INTASC (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium).
The Work Sampling System, an authentic performance assessment, is based on teachers' observations of children at work in the classroom - learning, solving problems, interacting, and creating products.
To examine this issue, we generated work sampling data from our time-and-motion study.
Sophisticated statistical applications, such as time series analysis and work sampling, may be used.