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Graham, Jr., C. D.,
Volume 71, Number 5
riporto un interessante dizionario di termini che ci potrebbero risultare sempre utili;)
“A Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases”
Research Phrase / Translation
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 these questions… / 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… / I think.
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… / Wrong.
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.
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 of beer.