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Portuguese term or phrase:base
English translation:sample
Entered by: Louise Etheridge
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14:18 Nov 27, 2013
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Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / Surveys
Portuguese term or phrase: base
I just wanted to check that I'm translating 'base' properly as it appears a lot in this particular survey. Examples of the usage of this appear as follows:

Quando a base de questionários para cruzamento for relevante.

Base: 650 questionários.

Bases muito baixas.

I've been translating this as 'basis' but I'm not sure whether that is correct and I can't seem to find anything to corroborate that from my research.

Many thanks for any input.
Louise Etheridge
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:08
refers to quantity surveyed
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Richard Purdom
Local time: 05:08
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Many thanks again Richard. This is the entry that looks correct to me in the overall context.
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4 +2sample
Richard Purdom
Summary of reference entries provided
sample base
T o b i a s

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2

refers to quantity surveyed

Richard Purdom
Local time: 05:08
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Grading comment
Many thanks again Richard. This is the entry that looks correct to me in the overall context.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Many thanks for your suggestion Richard!

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agree  T o b i a s : Bases muito baixas > sample base too small / small sample base
36 mins

agree  Salvador Scofano and Gry Midttun: sample base
41 mins
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Reference: sample base

Reference information:
'base de questionários': ex
Os censos 2011 são efectuados sobre a base de questionários a serem preenchidos pelo recenseador (questionário de edifício, alojamento colectivo e família institucional) ou pelo indivíduo residente (alojamento, família clássica e individual).

'sample base', e.g.,

Los Angeles County 67% 18 15
Other Southern California 46% 39 15
Central Valley 45% 45 10
San Francisco Bay Area 71% 18 11
Other Northern California* 44% 47 9

* Small sample base.

The luxury market (over $5 million) is harder to gauge, as the volume is limited and with a small sample base there will always be one-off sale anecdotes that dominate conversation and headlines.

T o b i a s
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PRO pts in category: 8
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Asker: Many thanks Tobias!

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