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ACADEMIC DOUBLE-SPEAK (in student papers)
* “It has long been known” - I didn’t look up the original reference.
* “A definite trend is evident” - the data is practically meaningless.
* “While it has not been possible to provide definitive answers to the questions” - an unsuccessful experiment but I still hope to get it published.
* “Three of the samples were chosen for detailed study” - the other results didn’t make sense.
* “Typical results are shown” - this is the prettiest graph.
* “In my experience” - once.
* “In case after case” - twice.
* “In a series of cases” - thrice
* “It is generally believed that” - a couple of others think so too.
* “According to statistical analysis” - rumour has it.
* “A statistically oriented projection of the significance of these findings” - a really wild guess.
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