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Max The Magnificent
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re: Jargon translation for research papers
Max The Magnificent   1/16/2012 3:18:06 PM
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I hate it when I start a book or a paper that kicks off by essentially saying "As we all know..." and then devolves into a bunch of equations... and I sit there thinking "Well, I didn't know that..." (grin)

jackOfManyTrades
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re: Jargon translation for research papers
jackOfManyTrades   1/16/2012 8:37:06 AM
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"It will be clear to the reader that" means "you're thick, aren't you?"

jackOfManyTrades
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re: Jargon translation for research papers
jackOfManyTrades   1/16/2012 8:33:46 AM
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For papers with a single author: "we" means "I".

seikor
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seikor   1/12/2012 8:41:56 AM
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"we should do this" meaning "you,he,she should do this, anyway not me"

EdV1022
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EdV1022   1/10/2012 1:41:25 PM
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Which just goes to show, the key to successful communication is to always "eschew obfuscation."

kdboyce
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kdboyce   1/10/2012 7:26:19 AM
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Or... "A simple analysis will show..." meaning.. I didn't do the analysis but I assume you can.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   1/9/2012 10:32:32 PM
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"One set of results was discarded due to faulty equipment" - It blew up....

ReneCardenas
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ReneCardenas   1/9/2012 7:07:30 PM
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"From a carefully chossen random population", well others samples didn't really fit just quite right... ;-)

phoenixdave
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phoenixdave   1/9/2012 6:29:34 PM
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"Under the unique laboratory conditions"....i.e. "I did the testing in my kitchen sink".



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