activity sampling

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a work measurement technique used to analyze the activities of employees, machines, or business operations. Activity sampling requires random observations of the amount of time spent on a given activity to be recorded over a fixed period. The results are used to predict the total time spent on each activity and to highlight areas in need of quality, efficiency, or effectiveness improvement.
Also known as work sampling, ratio-delay study, random observation method

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