Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Methodology Recounts, with examples. Here is some information about the way the information is shown.

Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Methodology Recounts, with examples from different disciplines.

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Word Groups in Methodology Recounts

the aim of this experiment/report is/was Examples
in order to Examples
is/are/was/were/has been used to Examples
this is / may be / could be due to Examples
can be seen Examples
shown in table/figure Examples
can be / is / are / was / has been found Examples
is/are found Examples
was found / has been found Examples
as a result of the Examples
was calculated to be Examples
It can be assumed/concluded that Examples
‘It’ constructions showing possibility, probability, necessity, evaluation Examples



If you are writing a Methodology Recount, you might also find this language useful:

Task 1

Methodology Recounts: Common Word Groups.

Look at the Sketch Engine listing for "the aim of this experiment" and look at which verbs commonly follow this phrase. Drag the verbs into the correct order, the most frequent at the top.

Exercise

Task 2

Methodology Recounts: Common Word Groups.

Look at the Sketch Engine listing for "the aim of this experiment" and look at which verbs commonly follow this phrase. Answer the questions.

Exercise

Task 3

Methodology Recounts: Common Word Groups.

Look at the Sketch Engine listing for "in order to" and look at which verbs commonly follow this phrase. Drag the verbs into the correct order, the most frequent at the top.

Exercise

Task 4

Methodology Recounts: Common Word Groups.

Look at the Sketch Engine listing for "can be seen" and look at which words commonly follow this phrase. Drag the words in order, the most frequent at the top.

Exercise