research


research
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noun
ADJECTIVE
careful, detailed, in-depth, meticulous, painstaking, rigorous, thorough
considerable, exhaustive, extensive

He has carried out extensive research into renewable energy sources.

basic
applied
original
latest, new, recent
current, present
existing
further
ongoing
future
earlier, past, previous, prior
cutting-edge, groundbreaking, innovative, pioneering

pioneering research into skin disease

collaborative
empirical, experimental
laboratory
Internet, online
academic, scholarly (esp. AmE)
graduate, undergraduate, university
clinical, educational, historical, medical, military, scientific, social, space
AIDS, cancer, etc.
animal

Extremists called for a ban on animal research.

market
field

For his PhD he conducted field research in Indonesia.

… OF RESEARCH
piece

a startling piece of historical research

VERB + RESEARCH
carry out, conduct, do, perform, pursue, undertake

She's doing research on Czech music.

produce, provide
present, publish
be based on

One paper based on research conducted at Oxford suggested that the drug may cause brain damage.

fund, sponsor, support
direct, lead, oversee
continue
need, require

Further research is needed.

encourage, promote, stimulate
cite
discuss
review
RESEARCH + VERB
demonstrate sth, find sth, identify sth, indicate sth, reveal sth, show sth, suggest sth, support sth

research which identifies the causes of depression

What has their research shown?

The research does not support these conclusions.

demonstrate that … , find that … , indicate that … , reveal that … , show that … , suggest that … 

Research demonstrates that women are more likely than men to provide social support to others.

link sth to sth, link sth with sth

the research done in the 1950s that linked smoking with cancer

confirm sth, prove sth
produce sth, yield sth

Recent research on deaf children has produced some interesting findings.

examine sth, explore sth, focus on sth, investigate sth
involve sth
be part of sth
RESEARCH + NOUN
degree
effort, programme/program, project, study, work

Who is directing the group's research effort?

agenda
methodology, methods
tool
findings, results
purposes

Copies of the tape can be made for research purposes.

centre/center, facility, lab (informal), laboratory, station, unit
company, firm, institute, institution, organization, university
analyst, assistant, associate, director, fellow, scientist, student, worker
group, team
funding, grant
paper, report
data
interests
question
subject, topic
library
budget
PREPOSITION
research in

Most research in the field has concentrated on the effects on children.

research into, research on

They are carrying out research into the natural flow patterns of water.

PHRASES
an area of research
focus your research on sth

He focused his research on the economics of the interwar era.

sb's own research

They lack the resources to do their own research.

research and development (abbreviated to R & D)

spending on military research and development

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verb
ADVERB
carefully, exhaustively, extensively, fully, meticulously, properly, thoroughly, well
poorly

The book has been poorly researched.

PREPOSITION
for

She is currently researching for her next novel.

into

I spent two years carefully researching into his background.

Research is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article, ↑biography, ↑topic

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Research — Re*search (r? s?rch ), n. [Pref. re + search: cf OF. recerche, F. recherche.] 1. Diligent inquiry or examination in seeking facts or principles; laborious or continued search after truth; as, researches of human wisdom; to research a topic in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Research*eu — est un magazine européen dédié à la recherche scientifique dans la communauté européenne. Il est publié en anglais, français, allemand et espagnol et est édité par l unité communication de la DG Recherche de la commission européenne. Son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Research*eu — ist der Titel des Magazin des Europäischen Forschungsraums, das die die Europäische Kommission in vier Sprachausgabenn, nämlich auf deutsch, englisch, französisch und spanisch herausgibt. Unter dem alten Namen FTE info Magazin über Europäische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • research*eu — magazine de l espace européen de la recherche Langue Publié en français, anglais, allemand et espagnol Périodicité Dix numéros par an Rédacteur en chef …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Research eu — research*eu ist der Titel des Magazins des Europäischen Forschungsraums, das die Europäische Kommission in vier Sprachen, nämlich auf Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch herausgibt. Unter dem alten Namen FTE info – Magazin über… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • research — ► NOUN ▪ the systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. ► VERB 1) carry out research into. 2) use research to discover or verify information to be presented in (a book, programme, etc.).… …   English terms dictionary

  • research — [rē′sʉrch΄, ri sʉrch′] n. [MFr recerche < recercher, to travel through, survey: see RE & SEARCH] [sometimes pl.] careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or… …   English World dictionary

  • research — I noun analysis, careful search, close inquiry, eruditio, examination, experimentation, exploration, factfinding, indagation, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, investigation, observation, probe, pursuit, quest, questioning,… …   Law dictionary

  • research — 1570s, act of searching closely, from M.Fr. recerche (1530s), from O.Fr. recercher seek out, search closely, from re , intensive prefix, + cercher to seek for (see SEARCH (Cf. search)). Meaning scientific inquiry is first attested 1630s. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • research — [n] examination, study analysis, delving, experimentation, exploration, factfinding, fishing expedition*, groundwork, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, investigation, legwork*, probe, probing, quest, R and D*, scrutiny; concepts 349,362 Ant.… …   New thesaurus


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