A site is a single physical location, such as an office. An organization may have various sites—for example, the downtown office, the East branch, and the North branch. The sites may be located in the same city or town, the same county, the same state, or even different states.
For instance, the University of Michigan has three campuses in Michigan: Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn. Each campus is a different site; the main campus in Ann Arbor cannot purchase ASQ-3 and then share copies of it with the two branch campuses in other cities. Even on one campus, there are different sites; say, if the School of Social Work wanted to use the ASQ-3 and the School of Education also wanted to use the ASQ-3, they each must purchase their own ASQ-3 box, as they are separate departments located in different buildings.
Head Start programs are another example: Even though there are dozens of Head Start programs across the United States, and they’re all part of the same organization, the main office cannot purchase one ASQ-3 box to share with all of the sites; each must own an original ASQ-3 box and ASQ-3 User’s Guide. Some ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 users are pediatricians with more than one office in the same town; each office must own an original ASQ-3 box and ASQ-3 User’s Guide (or ASQ:SE-2 box and ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide) rather than sharing the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 materials between the multiple offices in the same town.