Report writing

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Report writing

  1. 1. It is a means of communicating our research experience to other and adding to the fund of knowledge
  2. 2. Purpose Aim of report is not to convince the reader but to convey him, What was done Why it was done What was its outcome
  3. 3. Functions of research report Means Reference material Systematic knowledge Means of judging the quality
  4. 4. Types of report Technical Popular Interim Summery Research abstract Research article
  5. 5. Technical report Meant for Academic community All aspects Technical in nature
  6. 6. Popular report  Designed for non technical users  To study quickly the major findings & conclusions  Less concerned with methodological details  Format of this report is different from that of technical report 1. After brief introduction to the problem and objectives of the study, an abstract of the findings, conclusion and recommendation is presented. 2. The methodological details, data analysis and their decisions presented in the second part.
  7. 7. Interim report One of the most effective when there is long time lag between data collection and presentation of the result. This short report may contain either the first result of the analysis or final outcome of the analysis
  8. 8. Summary report For lay audience Desirable for any study whose findings are of general interest It is written in non technical language It is a short report (2-3 pages)
  9. 9. Research abstract Short summary of technical report Prepared by doctoral students on the eve of submitting his thesis It contains brief presentation of the statement problem, objective of study, methods and techniques used and an overview of the report
  10. 10. Research article This is designed for publication It must be logically organized, progressing from statement of the problem and the purpose of the study through the analysis of evidence to conclusion and implications Introduction-method-result-discussion- conclusion It must be accompanied by an abstract

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