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English translation: "benchmark survey" or "benchmark study"

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12:06 Sep 13, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: etude de calage
The company is rated as the 3rd biggest internet service provider and the etude de calage is quoted as a reference for this statistic.
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English translation:"benchmark survey" or "benchmark study"
Explanation:
Here's a description from the web site below: "Ipsos-RSL... s'est vu confier la réalisation de l'Etude de Calage qui sert de référence à l'ensemble des études d'audience TV. Cette étude fournit les éléments descriptifs de la population, détermine les cibles pour les estimations d'audience et constitue la base de recrutement pour le panel audimétrique..."

In English, a study or survey that is used as a reference for subsequent studies or surveys is said to "establish the benchmarks" or standard values against which the later collected data will be analyzed. In the context of your phrase, it makes sense that the benchmark study or survey would be cited as the authority for the company's ranking.

Hope this helps! -- HC
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naPS -- the various direct meanings of "calage" include...Heathcliff
na"benchmark survey" or "benchmark study"Heathcliff
narandom telephone sampling interviews
Yolanda Broad


  

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random telephone sampling interviews


Explanation:
Study performed, I believe, by Mediametrix. Here is a Web page with an interview of the company president, where she explains what the "étude" consists of. Unfortunately, the page display doesn't copy, so I'm just putting down the bare essentials of what she has to say:

"17.000 interviews téléphoniques par sélection aléatoire des numéros"

It looks like random telephone sampling interviews


    Reference: http://www.journaldunet.com/it_dinard.shtml
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"benchmark survey" or "benchmark study"


Explanation:
Here's a description from the web site below: "Ipsos-RSL... s'est vu confier la réalisation de l'Etude de Calage qui sert de référence à l'ensemble des études d'audience TV. Cette étude fournit les éléments descriptifs de la population, détermine les cibles pour les estimations d'audience et constitue la base de recrutement pour le panel audimétrique..."

In English, a study or survey that is used as a reference for subsequent studies or surveys is said to "establish the benchmarks" or standard values against which the later collected data will be analyzed. In the context of your phrase, it makes sense that the benchmark study or survey would be cited as the authority for the company's ranking.

Hope this helps! -- HC


    Reference: http://www.finance-infos.net/societe/nm/07329.htm
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PS -- the various direct meanings of "calage" include...


Explanation:
..."adjustment," "setting," and "tuning."


    Harrap's New Standard French and English Dictionary (Mansion-LeDesert)
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