A report is a written document on a particular topic, which conveys information and ideas and may also make recommendations.
WHAT IS A REPORT?
A report is a written document on
a particular topic, which conveys information and ideas and may also make
recommendations. Reports often form the basis of crucial decision making.
Inaccurate, incomplete and poorly written reports fail to achieve their purpose
and reflect on the decision, which will ultimately be made. This will also be
the case if the report is excessively long, jargonistic and/ or structureless.
A good report can be written by keeping the following features in mind:
points in the report should be clear to the intended reader.
report should be concise with information kept to a necessary minimum and arranged logically under various headings and sub-headings.
3. All information should be correct and supported by
4. All relevant material should be included in a
Purpose Of Research Report
1. Why am i writing this report? Do
i want to inform/ explain/ persuade, or indeed all of these. 2. Who is going to read this report?
Managers/ academicians/ researchers! What do they already know? What do they
need to know? Do any of them have certain attitudes or prejudices?
3. What resources do we have? Do i
have access to a computer? Do i have enough time? Can any of my colleagues
help? 4. Think about the content of your
report – what am i going to put in it? What are my main themes? How much should
be the text, and how much should be the illustrations?
Framework Of A Report
various frameworks can be used depending on the content of the report, but
generally the same rules apply. Introduction, method, results and discussion
with references or bibliography at the end, and an abstract at the beginning
could form the framework.
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