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Two-Stage Chain Sampling Inspection Plans With Different Sample Sizes in the Two Stages

Summary: A further generalization of the family of "two-stage" chain sampling inspection plans is developed - viz, the use of different sample sizes in the two stages. Evaluation of the operating characteristics is accomplished by the Markov chain approach of the earlier work, modified to account for the different sample sizes. Markov chains for a number of plans are illustrated and several algebraic solutions are developed. Since these plans involve a variable amount of sampling, an evaluation of the average sampling number (ASN) is developed. A number of OC curves and ASN curves are presented. Some comparisons with plans having only one sample size are presented and indicate that improved discrimination is achieved by the two-sample-size plans.

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  • Topics: Sampling
  • Keywords: Operating Characteristic (OC) curve,Sample size,Markov chains
  • Author: Stephens, Kenneth S.; Dodge, Harold F.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology