Analyzing and Reporting Results


Writing a research report not only showcases your work but also helps advance the field’s knowledge. Structuring your report in a way that is accessible and descriptive maximizes the report’s reach and effectiveness.

If you are writing for publication, consult the journals you are planning to submit to because they generally have specific instructions for authors about writing style, page limits, and graphics. The general format for a research report includes the following sections:


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