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How to say the factors are responsible for the lack of credibility?

This lack of reliability can be imputed to several factors.

"imputed" is probably wrong. What word should I use, in an academic environment?

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I would not say that "imputed" is wrong, but I would agree that "attributed" is far more commonly used. – robert_x44 Mar 3 '11 at 21:42
imputed – Matt E. Эллен Dec 4 '12 at 11:15
up vote 7 down vote accepted

How about attributed, ascribed, put down, traced back?

By the way, the comma in your sentence is completely uncalled for.

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+1 for the comma comment - that comma really needs to go :) – psmears Mar 3 '11 at 22:25

blamed on, caused by one or more of, caused by any of, placed at the feet of, pinned on?

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