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I'm trying to translate "to carry out a study" like in the following context:

Two scientists carried out a study on X.

I came up with:

réaliser une étude sur quelque chose

or

faire une recherche sur quelque chose.

Would any of those work?

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    The original title "carry out a research" is incorrect in English (research is not a count noun). I've modified it to "carry out a study"; we can also say "carry out research" as a mass noun, but in context it sounds like you mean an individual item of research, which is a study. – Luke Sawczak May 18 '20 at 15:53
  • @LukeSawczak Whoops, thank you! – lmc May 18 '20 at 16:02
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I think that both of your proposals are correct. In the case of a scientific research you could use mener or mener à bien.

(https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/carry%20out)

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    Pour traduire toute l'expression, je pense que "mener une étude" est la meilleure solution. – Teleporting Goat May 19 '20 at 12:26
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"Réaliser une étude sur qqch" est tout à fait correct. On peut aussi dire : "Effectuer une étude sur qqch".

Voir : https://www.linguee.fr/anglais-francais/traduction/carry+out+a+study.html

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In French (I am French), the 2 answers are corrects. But, in the everyday language, we use "faire une recherche...(sur)". Nevertheless, in French, we use the verb "faire" for a lot of expressions. So, if you want more correct French, use "réaliser une étude (sur)..."

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  • Attention: in French; in English, etc (that is, capital letter) and en français, en anglais and so on. – Dimitris May 18 '20 at 21:12
  • Also. I am French (and not french). – Dimitris May 18 '20 at 21:12
  • "Faire une recherche" sounds like “performing a search” for me, i.e. typing something into Google or possibly heading out ot the local library but not engaging in scientific research. – Relaxed May 19 '20 at 10:23

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