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    Meaning of phrases.

    What are the meaning or could you explain the meaning in simple English of
    1. A multi-tiered approach will be adopted.
    2. A longitudinal design, cross-validation of the findings.
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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    If you can supply some context I can make a better guess at the meanings of those expressions.

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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search


    "multi-tiered approach"

    It sounds very technical. If anyone is curious enough, check out the Google search.

    I'm not that curious about it myself.

    :P 8) :)

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    1. A multi-tiered approach will be adopted.
    I'd say that this means the approach will have different levels.
    2. A longitudinal design, cross-validation of the findings.

    This one doesn't make much sense to me, although it might make sense in technical jargon. I don't get the 'longitudinal design' part. can you give us a bit more context?

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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    Re: multi-tiered

    I think it means having many different approaches to the same thing.

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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    Yes, they are technical jargon. That ‘s all, I can remember for now, I am sorry not to be able to provide more contexts of these phrases at the moment, but I will try to get some for you to help me. How about the “cross-validation of the findings”, does it make any sense to you. Please simplify it for me, if possible. Thank you again.

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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    How about the “cross-validation of the findings”
    It might mean using more than one test to determine the validity of a finding.

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    Cross-validation is done by comparison,isn't it?

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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    It might be so. It, however, helps me a lot to get better meaniing of this phrase.
    Thank you again RonBee and Tdol.

    Best regards,
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    Re: Meaning of phrases.

    It might be so. It, however, helps me a lot to get better meaning of this phrase.
    Thank you again RonBee and Tdol.

    Best regards,
    Piak

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