A Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases
|It has long been known...
||I didn't look up the original reference.
|A definite trend is evident...
||these data are are practically meaningless.
|Of great theoretical and practical importance...
||Interesting to me.
|While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to
||An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.
|three of the samples were chosen for detailed study...
||the results of the others didn't make any sense.
|Typical results are shown...
||the best results are shown.
|these results will be shown in a subsequent report...
||I might get around to this sometime if I'm pushed.
|the most reliable results are those obtained by Jones...
||He was my graduate assistant.
|It is believed that...
|It is generally believed that...
||A couple of other people think so too.
|It is clear that much additional work will be required before a
complete understanding of the phenomenon occurs...
||I don't understand it.
|Correct within an order of magnitude...
|It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigation
in this field...
||this is a lousy paper, but so are all the others on this miserable
|thanks are due to Joe Blotz for assistance with the experiment and
to George Frink for valuable discussions...
||Blotz did the work and Frink explained to me what it meant.
|A careful analysis of obtainable data...
||three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass