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Report
A report or account is any informational work (usually of writing,
speech, television, or film) made with the specific intention of relaying
information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form.[1]

Contents
1 Description
2 Usage
3 Attributes
4 Types
5 See also
6 References
6.1 Reports or an explanation about them Example of a front page of a report
6.2 The process of writing reports
7 External links

Description
A report is an informational work made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain
events in a widely presentable and scrutinized form. Reports are often conveyed in writing, speech, television, or
film.

Usage
Reports fill a vast array of informational needs of a spectrum of audiences unless they are technical ones. Reports
are used for keeping track of information, which may be used to make decisions. Written reports are documents
which present focused and salient content, generally to a specific audience. Reports are used in government,
business, education, science, and other fields, are often to display the result of an experiment, investigation, or
inquiry.

Attributes
Reports use features such as tables, graphics, images, voice, or specialized vocabulary in order to persuade that
specific audience to undertake an action. One of the most common formats for presenting reports is IMRAD:
Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is standard for the genre because it mirrors the
traditional publication of scientific research and summons the ethos and credibility of that discipline. Reports are
not required to follow this pattern, and may use alternative patterns like the problem-solution format.

Additional elements often used to persuade readers include: headings to indicate topics, to more complex formats
including charts, tables, figures, pictures, tables of contents, abstracts, and nouns summaries, appendices,
footnotes, hyperlinks, and references.

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Types
Some examples of reports are:

annual reports expense report investigative reports


auditor's reports experience report scientific reports[2]
book reports inspection reports trip reports
bound reports military reports white papers
retail reports police reports appraisal reports
census reports policy reports workplace reports
credit reports progress reports
demographic reports recommendation reports

See also
Customer relationship management
Data quality
Decision support system
Enterprise application integration
Enterprise resource planning
Global Reporting Initiative
Grey Literature International Steering Committee International guidelines for the production of scientific and
technical reports
Management information system
Reporting (disambiguation)

References
1. "Report - definition of report by The Free Dictionary" (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/report).
TheFreeDictionary.com.
2. "Report" (https://wayback.archive.org/web/20140319203959/http://studyboom.net/wiki/Report). archive.org.

Reports or an explanation about them


Geopolicity (http://geopolicity.com/publications/) - Publications (Iraq 2013 Health Care Sector Outlook, UAE
2013 Real Estate, New Silk Road)
Link, Morton and Hill, Winfrey (1970). Hill-Link Minority Report of the Presidential Commission on Obscenity
and Pornography. Random House.
United States Immigration Commission (1933). Abstracts Of Reports Of The Immigration Commission, With
Conclusions And Recommendations And Views Of The Minority. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 1-4366-1613-1.

The process of writing reports


Blicq, Ronald (2003). "Technically-Write!". Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-114878-8.
Gerson, Sharon and Gerson, Steven (2005). Technical Writing: Process and Product. Prentice Hall.
ISBN 0-13-119664-2.
Lannon, John (2007). Technical Communication. Longman. ISBN 0-205-55957-3.

External links

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Grey Literature International Steering Committee (GLISC) (http://www.glisc.info/), Guidelines for the production
of scientific and technical reports: how to write and distribute grey literature, Version 1.1

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