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ASTM E141 – Standard Practice for Acceptance of Evidence Based on the Results of Probability Sampling


This practice presents rules for accepting or rejecting evidence based on a sample.

Statistical evidence for this practice is in the form of an estimate of a proportion, an average, a total, or other numerical characteristic of a finite population or lot. It is an estimate of the result which would have been obtained by investigating the entire lot or population under the same rules and with the same care as was used for the sample.


audit subsample; confidence limits; estimate; equal complete coverage; finite population correction; hypergeometric distribution; interpenetrating subsamples; population parameter; probability sampling; replicate subsamples; sample size; sampling distribution; sampling frame; sampling unit; skewness; standard error