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Acceptance sampling plans based on variables have been in use of many years. Recently, there has been a renewal of interest in these plans, because of the relative efficiencies that they offer with respect to attributes sampling regarding sample size. Furthermore, in situations where acceptable quality levels are very small, and a high level of protection is desired, variables sampling is often much more efficient than attributes sampling. An important disadvantage of variables sampling is that the distribution of the parameter being inspected must be known. Most standard variables sampling plans assume that the distribution of this parameter is normal. This article examines the effect of the normality assumption in variables sampling. Methods to detect departures from normality are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalNaval Research Logistics Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1985
Externally publishedYes
EventProc of the Workshop on Qual Control, New Dev and Pract for Sampling Insp - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Mar 7 1983Mar 8 1983

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