Select the randomization option that best describes how you want to collect your measurement data.
- Do not randomize: Do not randomize the measurements so that the run order is the same as the standard order. The worksheet includes a column that lists the run order of all measurements sequentially (1 through the total number of runs).
- Randomize all runs: Randomize the run order of all measurements. Each time you create another worksheet and randomize all runs again, you will have a different run order.
- Randomize runs within operators: Randomize runs for each operator. Each operator measures all parts, in random order, for the first replicate. Then each operator measures all parts for the second replicate. For example, Operator 1 measures parts 1–10 in random order, then Operator 2 measures parts 1–10 in random order, for each replicate.
- Randomize operator sequence
- Randomly assign the operator order sequence for all the replicates. For example, suppose you have 3 operators and 2 replicates. The operator order will be random so that Operator 3 could measure all the parts in replicate 1, and all the parts in replicate 2, before Operator 1 measures the parts.
For more examples about randomizing your worksheet, go to Worksheet randomization for a gage R&R study.
- 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.