A Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases

This is a reportedly "popular tool for reading research papers seen tacked up in offices, labs, and above copying machines everywhere." Do not take it too seriously... :-)


Research Phrase / Translation

It has long been known... / I didn't look up the original reference.

It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of the phenomenon occurs... / I don't understand it.

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 topic.

A careful analysis of obtainable data... / Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.


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