Org Prep Daily

October 3, 2006

Useful Research Phrases

Filed under: Uncategorized — milkshake @ 8:45 pm

Research Phrase Translation
It is believed that… I think
It is generally believed that… A couple of other people think so too
It has long been known… I didn’t look up the original reference
Of great theoretical and practical importance… Interesting to me
The most reliable results are those obtained by Jones… He was my graduate student
Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study… The other samples didn’t make any sense
Typical results are shown… The best results are shown
A careful analysis of obtainable data… Three pages of notes were obliterated with coffee
A definite trend is evident… The data is practically meaningless
It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of the phenomenon emerges… I don’t understand it and nobody will
While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to these questions… Nothing came out of this but I need publications
It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigation in this field… It’s no worse than what’s already published on this lousy topic
These results will be shown in a subsequent report… I might get around to it if I’m pushed
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

 Credit: Graham, Jr., C. D., Metal Progress 71(5) May (1957)

2 Comments »

  1. Heh, I just wrote an “It is clear that much additional work will be required before a complete understanding of the phenomenon emerges…” myself.

    Comment by JSinger — October 4, 2006 @ 9:02 am

  2. Wery trully, I often use these ones.

    Comment by Prof. Michael Levin (Ukraine) — October 6, 2006 @ 2:36 am


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