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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - International Org/Dev/Coop / Baseline study methodology
Spanish term or phrase:homogeneizar
Hello all. Would appreciate your help with this one. This is from the "methodology" section of a baseline report for an agricultural cooperation project. The sentences is: El procesamiento de datos implicó un sistema de calificación de los indicadores que permite generar puntajes y así homogeneizar datos y primordialmente generar resultados a diferentes grados de agregación (indicador, variable y dimensión)... ... ... ...
I have looked up "homogenize data", "standardize data" and "make the data uniform". Standardize is of course the most common, but not sure if it means the same thing or is used in the same type of context. Thanks very much!
Asker: Thanks Beatriz. My question is really about what is most appropriate for this context. I can see that homogenize works, but I would like to know what term is normally used in baseline or data-related reports.
39 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Explanation: Your first instinct was correct. This is the term used in the scientific field to meld slightly disparate scientific recording methodologies into a cohesive unit for analysis or further processing.
Jose Cordero United States Local time: 06:05 Native speaker of: English, Spanish
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Asker: Thanks Jose!
4 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
Explanation: In the context of data, I think 'standardize' is a better bet than 'homogenize'. (Another option is 'uniformize' but I don't think it works particularly well.)
"Call RUN_MACRO to standardize the data in the data set. Call WRITE_ARRAY to write data to a data set. Call READ_ARRAY to read the standardized data ..." support.sas.com/documentation/.../p0denqm0e5klnsn143n4zveodjjh.htm
"Hit 'OK' to standardize the data. After standardization, all variables will have the same weight during analyses (i.e., all variables are treated as equally important ..." www.biomedware.com
Pablo Julián Davis Local time: 05:05 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English
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Asker: Thanks Pablo!
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