A technical report mainly focuses on methods employed, assumptions made while conducting a study, detailed presentation of findings and drawing inferences and comparisons with earlier findings based on the type of data drawn from the empirical work.
A technical report mainly focuses
on methods employed, assumptions made while conducting a study, detailed
presentation of findings and drawing inferences and comparisons with earlier
findings based on the type of data drawn from the empirical work.
outline of a Technical Report mostly consists of the following:
nature of the study:
Brief title and the nature of
work sometimes followed by subtitle indicate more appropriately either the
method or tools used. Description of objectives of the study, research design,
operational terms, working hypothesis, type of analysis and data required
should be present.
Abstract of Findings: A brief review of the main
findings just can be made either in a paragraph or in one/two pages.
Review of current status: A quick review of past
observations and contradictions reported, applications observed and reported
are reviewed based on the in-house resources or based on published
Sampling and Methods employed
Specific methods used in the study
and their limitations. In the case of experimental methods, the nature of
subjects and control conditions are to be specified. In the case of sample
studies, details of the sample design i.e., sample size, sample selection etc
Data sources and experiment conducted
Sources of data, their
characteristics and limitations should be specified. In the case of primary
survey, the manner in which data has been collected should be described.
Analysis of data and tools used.
The analysis of data and
presentation of findings of the study with supporting data in the form of
tables and charts are to be narrated. This constitutes the major component of
the research report.
Summary of findings
detailed summary of findings of the study and major observations should be
stated. Decision inputs if any, policy
implications from the observations should be specified.
A brief list of studies conducted on similar lines,
either preceding the present study or conducted under different experimental
conditions is listed.
These appendices include the
design of experiments or questionnaires used in conducting the study,
mathematical derivations, elaboration on particular techniques of analysis etc.
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