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    Question Sentence

    Hi, do you the following sentence? --
    "When designing a study, one should choose an optimal design to assure estimation is precise."

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    Re: Sentence

    Is estimation precise? It sounds a bit weird to me- what do you mean by it?

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    Re: Sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Is estimation precise? It sounds a bit weird to me- what do you mean by it?
    Thanks, tdol. "Precise estimation" is a common phrase in statistics and it means that the estimator is precise (I don't know how to explain it in other words, because I would explain it as "estimation is precise"...) From your reply I understand that the rest of the sentence didn't look awkward to you, what makes me happy.

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    Re: Sentence

    OK- as a non-statistician, it seems odd, but as long as it's used, then it's fine.

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