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What are the different kinds of research reports available? What should be the ideal structure of a research report?

Types of Research Report Technical reports Popular reports Summary reports Research abstract Research article Technical Reports- In a technical report a comprehensive full report process and its outcome are included. It covers all aspects of research process. Popular reports- Here the reader is less interested in methodological details, b ut more interested in findings of the study. Complicated statistics are avoided and pictorial devices are used. Interim reports- When there is a time lag between data collection and presentati on of the result, the study may lose significance and usefulness. An interim rep ort in such case may narrate what has been done so far and what was it's outcome . Summary reports- Is meant for lay audience i.e., the general public. It is writt en in non-technical,simle language with pictorial charts that just contains obje ctives,finding and its implications. Research abstract- Is a short summary of technical report. It is prepared by a d octoral student on the eve of submitting his thesis. It consists the presentaito n of the statement of the problem. Research article- Is designed for publication in professional journal. It must b e logically organized.Progression from a statement of a problem and purpose of t he study, through analysis of evidence to the conclusions and implications are g iven in the report.

Structure of the Report/ Presentation Create Audience Interest- The audience should be motivated to read or listen to the presentation's major parts and to the individual elements of eachsection the audience should know why the presentation is relevant to them and why each sect ion was included. Be specific and Visual- Avoid taking or writing in the abstract.If the different members of the audience have different or vague understandings of important con cepts, there is a potential problem, Address Validity and Reliability Issues- The presentation should help the audien ce to avoid misinterpreting the results. The wording of the questions, the order in which they are asked, and the sampling design are among the design dimension s that can lead to biased results and misinterpretations. The presentation should not include an exhaustive description of all the des ign considerations. Nobody is interested in a textbook discussion of the advanta ges of telephone over mail surverys, or how you locate homes in an area sampling design.