「研究の問題点の説明」で使われる英単語・例文

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ここでは、これまでの研究の問題点を説明する時によく用いられる英単語および例文を紹介します。ここで紹介する単語の多くはhowever, although, while, nevertheless, despite, butなどと組み合わされて用いられます。
 

ambiguous

computationally demanding

confused

deficient

doubtful

expensive

false

far from perfect

ill-defined

impractical

improbable

inaccurate

inadequate

incapable (of)

incompatible (with)

incomplete

inconclusive

inconsistent

inconvenient

incorrect

ineffective

inefficient

inferior

inflexible

insufficient

meaningless

misleading

non-existent

not addressed

not apparent

not dealt with

not repeatable

not studied

not sufficiently + adjective

not well understood

not/no longer useful

of little value

over-simplistic

poor 

problematic

questionable 

redundant 

restricted

time-consuming

unanswered 

uncertain

unclear uneconomic 

unfounded

unlikely

unnecessary

unproven

unrealistic

unresolved

unsatisfactory

unsolved

unsuccessful

unsupported

(the) absence of
(an) alternative approach

(a) challenge

(a) defect

(a) difficulty

(a) disadvantage

(a) drawback

(an) error

(a) flaw

(a) gap in our knowledge

(a) lack

(a) limitation

(a) need for clarification

(the) next step

no correlation (between)

(an) obstacle

(a) problem

(a) risk

(a) weakness

(to be) confined to

(to) demand clarification

(to) disagree

(to) fail to

(to) fall short of

(to) miscalculate

(to) misjudge

(to) misunderstand

(to) need to re-examine

(to) neglect

(to) overlook

(to) remain unstudied

(to) require clarification

(to) suffer (from)

few studies have…

it is necessary to…

little evidence is available

little work has been done

more work is needed

there is growing concern

there is an urgent need…

this is not the case

unfortunately

 

例文

  • Few researchers have addressed the problem of…

  • There remains a need for an efficient method that can…

  • However, light scattering techniques have been largely unsuccessful to

    date.

  • The high absorbance makes this an impractical option in cases

    where…

  • Unfortunately, these methods do not always guarantee…

  • An alternative approach is necessary.

  • The function of these proteins remains unclear.

  • These can be time-consuming and are often technically difficult to

    perform.

  • Although this approach improves performance, it results in an

    unacceptable number of…

  • Previous work has focused only on…

  • However, the experimental configuration was far from optimal.

注意

これらの語は時として非常に強い批判になります。むやみに敵を作る必要はありませんので、仮に欠点を指摘した研究を行っているグループが読んでも、納得できる(許せる)程度の指摘にとどめておきましょう。例えば、unsuccessfulと言い切らないで、may not always be completely successfulの様に言い換えるのは一つの方法です。

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