Danish | Phrases - Academic | Opening

Opening - Introduction

In this essay/paper/thesis I shall examine/investigate/evaluate/analyze…
I dette essay, denne opgave eller denne afhandling vil jeg undersøge/udforske/evaluere/analysere...
General opening for an essay/thesis
To answer this question, we begin by taking a closer look at…
Til at svare på dette spørgsmål, starter vi med at kigge nærmere på...
To introduce a specfic area of a subject on which you shall focus
The question, whether…has been preoccupying the experts for some time.
Spørgsmålet, om... har optaget eksperterne i noget tid.
General opening to introduce a subject
It is a well-known fact that…
Det er et velkendt faktum at...
General opening to introduce a subject that is well-known
A great deal is being written and said about…
Der er blevet skrevet og sagt en del om...
General opening to introduce a subject
It is generally agreed today that…
Generelt set er det i dag aftalt at...
General opening to introduce a subject that is generally agreed upon, but which you would like to question
We then review the factors…
Herpå evaluerer vi de faktorer...
Developing your opening to describe exactly what your thesis involves
We build on this analysis to identify…
Vi bygger på denne analyse for at identificere...
Developing your opening to describe exactly what your thesis involves
A persistent theme in...is…
Et vedvarende emne i...er...
Introducing the main themes
As an empirical phenomenon, ... has been observed repeatedly.
Som et empirisk fænomen, ... er gentagne gange blevet observeret.
To emphasize the importance of your study
Against this background, the central question that motivates this paper is: ...
Sat op imod denne baggrund, er det centrale spørgsmål der motiverer denne opgave:...
Specific statement saying what your study is about, comes after general background information
This research explores the causes of…
Denne undersøgelse undersøger årsagerne af...
Specific statement of intention for your research
The authors of more recent studies have proposed that…
Forfatterne af nyere studier foreslår at...
Used to present the current academic thinking around your chosen subject
Our purpose is to…
Vores formål er at...
Used to state the main aims of the study
By empirically examining..., we hope to produce a more complete understanding of…
Ved at undersøge... empirisk, håber vi på at frembringe en mere komplet forståelse af...
Used to describe your method and introduce the central aspect of the study

Opening - Definition

By definition… means…
Ved definition...betyder...
Used to define a certain word
For the purposes of this essay, the term… will be taken to mean…
Med hensyn til dette essay, vil termet... blive brugt med den betydning...
Used to define a certain word
It is important to be clear about the definition of…
Det er vigtigt at være tydelig angående definitionen af...
Used to define a certain word
The term… refers to…
Termet... henviser til...
Used to define a certain word
The standard model suggests that… can be defined as…
Standard modellen foreslår at... kan defineres som...
Used to describe a word, for which a definition has been suggested, but leaves the possibility for personal interpretation
According to..., …is defined as…
Ifølge..., defineres...som...
Used to describe a word, for which a definition has been suggested, but leaves the possibility for personal interpretation
…may be defined in many ways. Some people argue that the term denotes…
...kan defineres på mange måder. Nogle mennesker argumenterer for at termet er et tegn på...
Used to describe a word, for which a definition has been suggested, but leaves the possibility for personal interpretation
…is commonly understood to mean…
...forståes sædvanligvis som...
Used to describe a word, for which a definition has been suggested, but leaves the possibility for personal interpretation
What we usually have in mind when we talk about… is…
Hvad vi normalt tænker på når vi snakker om... er...
Used to describe a word, for which a definition has been suggested, but leaves the possibility for personal interpretation
Two brief examples might clarify this concept.
To korte eksempler kan præcisere dette koncept.
A statement, after which you can use examples to define an idea
It is important to emphasize…
Det er vigtigt at understrege...
Used when wanting to draw attention to your definition
Our focus is on…
Vores fokus er på...
A casual way to define a certain word
Finally, we should clarify our definition of…
Afslutningsvis, skal vi præcisere vores definition af...
Used towards the end of a paragraph, in order to define a certain word
What we mean is that…
Hvad vi mener er at...
Used to further explain a definition or give examples of that definition
Several explanations have been offered.
Adskillige forklaringer er blevet foreslået.
A statement, after which you can further explain your definition
We can characterize these explanations as being rooted in…
Vi kan karakterisere disse forklaringer til at have rod i...
Used to clarify the basis for your definition
These explanations complement each other and help to illuminate the phenomenon of…
Disse forklaringer komplimenterer hinanden og hjælper med at belyse fænomenet af...
Used after having given two similar examples, which together can be used to define a word
Following..., scholars have argued that …
Følgende..., videnskabsmænd har hævdet at...
Used when there is one clear expert in your field, but others have contributed towards his definition

Opening - Hypothesis

The central question then becomes: how might… affect…?
Det centrale spørgsmål bliver defor: hvordan kan... påvirke...?
Used to present the main hypothesis
Given this evidence for..., an examination of the factors that impact upon… seems warranted.
I lyset af beviset for..., virker en undersøgelse af de faktorer der har en effekt på... påkrævet.
Used to present the main hypothesis
Over a decade ago, … and… started a debate centering on this question: whether…
For over et årti siden, ... og... startede en debat der fokuserede på dette spørgsmål: om...
Used to present the main hypothesis
This research addresses… by developing and testing a series of hypotheses indicating how… affects...
Denne undersøgelse håndterer... ved at udvikle og teste en serie af hypoteser der indikerer hvordan... påvirker...
Used to present the main hypothesis
Thus, following the reasoning set forth by..., we hypothesize that…
Således, følgende den argumentation fremsat af..., antager vi at...
Used to present the main hypothesis
Some of these arguments have been formalized by..., but none have been tested.
Nogle af disse argumenter er blevet formaliseret af..., men ingen er blevet testet.
Used to introduce the hypothesis and state that your study is unique
The evidence from these studies suggests a variety of factors related to…
Beviset fra disse undersøgelser foreslår en variation af faktorer relateret til
Used to present the factors relevant to your study and your hypothesis
...found a significant correlation between… and…
...fandt et væsentligt sammenhæng mellem... og...
Used to point out someone else's work, which has relevance to your own