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  •  This is the same attitude ... (9+ / 0-)

    that disagrees with the US Census Bureau sampling and extrapolating. They have the image that the national population can actually and accurately be counted -- one, two, three -- like so many cows standing in a field.

    •  Corporate QA Departments Agree (3+ / 0-)
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      Bob Johnson, Pluto, freelunch

      What's funny is that corporate QA operations agree that a total physical count will yield more errors in estimating the true number than doing a solid, valid sample.  At a business for a major US corporation we went through that debate extensively internally as we reviewed how to present our finding to our customers to gain their confidence.  If private enterprise does it, it's gotta be good, right?

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 03:58:40 PM PST

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