08:19 Oct 6, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Mathematics & Statistics
 German term or phrase: additive Verknüpfung "Auch unterstellt das Verfahren durch die ***additive Verknüpfung*** der Einzelbewertungen die Unabhängigkeit der Beurteilungskriterien." [Preceding text: "Ein derartiger Punktwert ist somit für jede markenstrategische Option zu ermitteln. Die Anwendung eines Punktbewertungsverfahrens sowie die Aussagekraft der absoluten Punktwerte sind jedoch kritisch zu hinterfragen. So unterliegt die Wahl der relevanten Beurteilungskriterien sowie die Festlegung der Gewichte subjektiven Einflüssen, die zu einer Verzerrung der Ergebnisse führen können."] This is from an academic brand management text which I am working on. I know what this means but am not sure of how it would be expressed by mathematicians and statisticians. Any suggestions from those in the know would be very much appreciated Thanks Ian
 Local time: 02:35
 English translation:additive combination Explanation:Would be my suggestion here ... It follows from this that the variability of the observed score, X, is the additive combination of the variability of the true score and the error ... from "True Score Theory": http://www.tele.sunyit.edu/TRUESCOR.PPT
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Michael Pauls
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Local time: 02:35
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 Michael Pauls
 Ingo Dierkschnieder

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Explanation:
My dictionaries fail to give a translation suggestion for your term but I think linking by means of addition should do the trick.

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Note added at 15 mins (2004-10-06 08:34:42 GMT)
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If you want to stick to the German phrasing, of course linkage could also be an option.

 Ingo DierkschniederUnited KingdomLocal time: 01:35Native speaker of: German

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Explanation:
Would be my suggestion here ...

It follows from this that the variability of the observed score, X, is the additive combination of the variability of the true score and the error ...

from "True Score Theory":
http://www.tele.sunyit.edu/TRUESCOR.PPT

 Michael PaulsGermanyLocal time: 02:35Works in fieldNative speaker of: GermanPRO pts in category: 4
 Thanks all round

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