Activity sampling

Activity sampling,

Definition of Activity sampling:

  1. Statistical technique used for predicting the total time consumed by an activity, in processes ranging from customer service and manufacturing to telemarketing. It relies on the observations made over a period to record what is happening at that instant, and the frequency at which one or more activities are being performed. Also called work sampling.

  2. (In work study) a form of sampling in which a large number of observations are made of a group of machines or workers over a period of time in order to predict what percentage of the total time is occupied by any one activity.

Meaning of Activity sampling & Activity sampling Definition