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English translation: It makes sense to

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11:53 Dec 13, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics
German term or phrase: sinnvollerweise
context: inferential statistics
"Die Messungen werden sinnvollerweise an Stichproben durchgeführt und nicht an allen Einzelwerten der sogenannten Grundgesamtheit (bzw. des Kollektives); denn erst alle möglichen Stichproben zusammen bilden diese Grundgesamtheit."

It is too costly, too time consuming, and too cumbersome to obtain information from the entire population, therefore decisions on the characteristics of the population must be based on information contained in a sample of that population, and of couse all possible samples of the population together make up the total population.
But I am having trouble summing that up in a one-word or short-phrase equivalent for sinnvollerweise. Any help greatly appreciated!
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 03:22
English translation:It makes sense to
Explanation:
It makes sense to measure samples instead of measuring all individuals in the collective, since the collective consists of the totality of all possible samples that could be taken from it.
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Dirgis
United States
Local time: 03:22
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone for your help again. Although I found all of the answers helpful, Sigrid's sentence was perfectly rendered and, I believe, conveys the meaning of the original succintly without getting bogged down in the whys and wherefores (like I did) - thanks very much!
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Summary of answers provided
naIt makes sense toDirgis
nafor your context:TRANSRAPID
nait makes more sense tobuckel
nais preferably/is best/should best be
Mats Wiman
nasensibly
Dr. Sahib Bleher


  

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1 hr
sensibly


Explanation:
should meet your requirements.
Regards,



    not necessary
Dr. Sahib Bleher
Local time: 08:22
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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1 hr
is preferably/is best/should best be


Explanation:
The measurements are preferably done with random samples and ....because...


    Norstedts de<>sv+ Norstedts en<>sv+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish

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Sibyl Marquardt

Sabine Wedemeyer
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1 hr
it makes more sense to


Explanation:
I think if in doubt go for a verbal phrase.

Yours Mike Harold

buckel
Local time: 09:22

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13 hrs
for your context:


Explanation:
..are naturally taken

TRANSRAPID
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:22
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 days 4 hrs
It makes sense to


Explanation:
It makes sense to measure samples instead of measuring all individuals in the collective, since the collective consists of the totality of all possible samples that could be taken from it.



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Dirgis
United States
Local time: 03:22
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone for your help again. Although I found all of the answers helpful, Sigrid's sentence was perfectly rendered and, I believe, conveys the meaning of the original succintly without getting bogged down in the whys and wherefores (like I did) - thanks very much!
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