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Primary research report/ Omission Course: Technical Communication Done by: Benquadi Irchad El Basri Myriam El Fethouni Yasmina Oulad Benchiba Soraya Supervised by: Dr. Belhiah Hassan
Outline Introduction How do you write primary research reports? –Build a team –Find a project requiring a primary research report –Define an audience and purpose –Describe the problem and the background –Describe the purpose, objectives, and scope –Plan the review of literature –Describe the materials, equipment, and facilities –Explain your theory, methods, and procedures –Present the results, finding and data –Write the discussion, conclusions and recommendations –Format the list of information sources –Plan the appendixes –Write the Introduction –Plan the Format –Review and revise the rough draft Omission Workshop: Primary Research Report Format Conclusion
Introduction Primary research reports are based on gathering information and analyzing it. Primary research report is research were you gather the most important information from the most important sources
How do you write primary research reports? The 15 points to follow
1-Build a team - Primary research reports take a lot of work that is why is it good to work as a team.
2-Find a project requiring a primary research report Primary research reports deal with problems where there is no immediate practical problem to be solved. They do not only solve real or realistic workplace problems.
3-Define an audience and purpose Develop an in-depth understanding of the situation building a report of the needs, interests, and knowledge levels of the readers. Readers of primary research reports expect this sequence: problem, background, method, data, discussion, and conclusions.
4-Describe the problem and the background Discuss the situation that has led to the research work. Either in the introduction, or in a separate section of its own, is to discuss the situation that has led to the research work.
5-Describe the purpose, objectives, and scope Discuss what you intended to do in the research project. Explain the scope of your work. What were you trying not to do?
6-Plan the review of literature After you've established the basis for the project, summarize the literature relevant to it. Summarize this literature briefly Enable readers to go have a look at it by providing the full bibliographic citation at the end of your report.
7-Describe the materials, equipment, and facilities Your goals in writing this type of report is to enable the reader to replicate the experiment or survey you performed. Discuss the equipment and facilities you used in your research. Describe things in detail, providing brand names, model numbers, sizes, and other such specifications.
8-Explain your theory, methods, and procedures You must explain the procedures or methods you used so that the reader can replicate your project or visualize it. Use the step-by-step format for this discussion.
9-Present the results, finding and data Critical to any primary research report is the data that you collect. You present it in various tables, charts, and graphs. These can go in the body of your report, or in appendixes if they are so big that they interrupt the flow of your discussion. Some results or findings may not be presentable as tables, charts, or graphs. In these cases, you just discuss it in paragraphs. In any case, you do not add interpretation to this presentation of data. You merely present the data, without trying to explain it.
10-Write the discussion, conclusions and recommendations You interpret or discuss your findings in a section separate from the one where you present the data. This section, or area of the report, is also the place to make recommendations or state ideas for further research.
11-Format the list of information sources List the sources used in the project Create citations for the information sources Make a citation for each source you refered to, summarize, or quote
12-Plan the appendixes Create an appendix for the report (tables of statistics, large illustrations, graphics,…)
13-Write the Introduction Statement of the problem of the research The purpose of the research The limitations Overview of the content of the report
14-Plan the Format Article Business letter Memo
15-Review and revise the rough draft Top down approach: -Audience -Purpose -Situation
Omission It is common and very recommended to use quotations in a research report. However, every quotation needs to be mentioned and omission is to be considered as plagiarism
DO’s Quotes: - Technical documents - Condensation of quotes need to be mentioned - Fairness to the author - Grammatical integrity of the writing - Decide which facts to include
Dont’s Misinterpretation of a quote Omission of the bibliography
Primary Research Report Format Covers and label Transmittal letter Title page and descriptive abstract Table of contents List of figures Abstract Body of the report Appendixes