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How would I refer to myself in a research paper? I know the use of 'I' is out of the question, so would it be 'this researcher'?

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This is very field-dependent. In my field (engineering), it is typical for authors to use "we" even if there is only one author. (FWIW, I don't really like that convention, but it's what most authors do.) In other fields, such as in the humanities, it's usual for a single-authored paper to use "I". (It's not out of the question.) I've also seen "the author" or "the researcher" or phrases like that.

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