Select the randomization option that best describes how you want to collect your attribute data.
- Do not randomize: Do not randomize the assessments so that the run order is the same as the standard order. The worksheet includes a column that lists the run order of all assessments sequentially (1 through the total number of runs).
- Randomize all runs: Randomize the run order of all assessments. Each time you create another worksheet and randomize all runs again, you will have a different run order.
- Randomize runs within appraisers: Randomize runs for each appraiser. Each appraiser evaluates all samples, in random order, for the first replicate. Then each appraiser evaluates all samples for the second replicate. For example, Appraiser 1 assesses samples 1–10 in random order, then Appraiser 2 assesses samples 1–10 in random order, for each replicate.
- Randomize appraiser sequence
- Randomly assign the appraiser order sequence for all the replicates. For example, suppose you have 3 appraisers and 2 replicates. The appraiser order will be random so that Appraiser 3 could assess all the samples in replicate 1, and all the samples in replicate 2, before Appraiser 1 assesses the samples.
For more examples about randomizing your worksheet, go to Worksheet randomization for an attribute agreement analysis.
- Base for random data generator
- Enter a positive integer to set the starting point of Minitab's random number generator. When you create a new data collection worksheet, if you want to use the same set of random orderings, set the base to the same value.
- Store standard run order in worksheet
- Specify whether to store the standard order of runs in the worksheet. The standard order is the non-randomized order of the runs.