The most useful academic collocations Part 4
40. Reach a consensus - develop a general agreement
E.g. “A consensus conference was organized to evaluate the data and reach a consensus on optimal treatment protocols”.
۴۱٫ Reciprocal relationship - benefiting both parties equally
E.g. “The aim of the present study is to examine the reciprocal relationship between parental attachment and adolescent internalising and externalising problem behaviour”.
۴۲٫ Seem plausible - appear possible or likely
E.g. “Again, even though the results seem plausible, they are hard to interpret in the absence of a theory”.
۴۳٫ Specific examples - focussed examples
E.g. “The specific examples used are shown to have a substantial biasing effect on diagnostic accuracy”.
۴۴٫ Theoretical approach - focussing on theories rather than practical application
E.g. “A new theoretical approach to language has emerged in the past 10–۱۵ years that allows linguistic observations about form–meaning pairings, known as ‘constructions’, to be stated directly”.
۴۵٫ Typical example - an example which is common or expected in its outcome
E.g. “A typical example would be the design of a trial to evaluate the benefits of specialist stroke units”.
۴۶٫ Underlying assumption - a belief which dictates other beliefs
E.g. “Much of ecological theory is based on the underlying assumption of equilibrium population dynamics”.
۴۷٫ Universally accepted - an assumption which is not commonly disputed
E.g. “The idea of a biological root to human nature was almost universally accepted at the turn of the century”.
۴۸٫ Vary considerably - to be widely different in form or features
E.g. “The results of these procedures vary considerably among patients”.
۴۹٫ Vast majority - an overwhelming amount
E.g. “The vast majority of cases occur in developing countries, mainly because of lack of screening”.