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.
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It should be noted that the faculty member would also mark this table at a later interval, in the event a lecture (or similar event) was underway to prevent unnecessary disruptions due to the work sampling study.
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.
A number of methods have been employed for data collection in work sampling including self reporting using an observation tool or clinical activity log (Pelletier and Duffield 2003) and self-completing survey (Rosenfeld 2003).
The work sampling tool and method was based on existing work-sampling strategies applied to clinical settings.
Both groups were receiving instruction in work sampling, assessment, classroom management, and instructional design.
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.
These assessments also make use of work sampling methods to examine teachers' plans, instructional practices, assessment of student work, and feedback in the form of student work samples for several students whose progress is followed over time.
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.
In the interest of furthering scientific research everywhere (and loafing on company time), the crew here at this column requested a few bottles of the frothy stuff, and went to work sampling it so you'll know what you're getting into.
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.
The professor used an industrial engineering technique called work sampling to gather data.