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    Question Proposal of new ideas

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    Does this sentence read well?

    The novelty of this research is the proposal of new ways of understanding why people spend more than [what] they can pay [for].

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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    :S Not exactly. Could you give more details about what you are trying to say?
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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    The novelty of the research, meaning what is new in it, or its contribution, is that it brings or presents new ideas that help us understand why people ...

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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    Well, that explanation is very close to what I believe you want. What do you think of this:

    The novelty of this research is that it proposes new theories for why people spend beyond their budgets/means.
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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    How about this one?

    The novelty of the research is the presentation of new ideas that help us understand why people spend more than they earn.

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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    Well, that explanation is very close to what I believe you want. What do you think of this:

    The novelty of this research is that it proposes new theories for why people spend beyond their budgets/means.
    You posted while I was typing, your example works perfectly.

    Thank you

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    You're welcome! :)
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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    I wonder if we could replace 'theories' with 'mechanisms'.

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    Default Re: Proposal of new ideas

    Mechanisms are like physical machines. I don't know where you are going with this research project, so I don't know.
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    Mechanisms aren't just physical.

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