This assignment is designed to help you get started on organizing the research-based report. It will be an outline of the report. It is a continuation of our Research Report Package for the class. You will want to read the instructions for the research-based report so that you have an idea of what types of topics to consider as you construct your outline for the report. Please click here to read the instructions for the research-based report.
For this assignment, you will write an outline, along with some other brief explanations, for the plan for your research-based report.
The outline requires that you submit the following items:
- statement of the problem — This section should be one or two sentences stating the problem you are addressing.
- purpose and scope of the work — This section should be one paragraph explaining why you have conducted your analysis. You will state why you think the problem you are addressing needs to be addressed.
- sources and methods of data collection — This section should be a complete paragraph explaining how you went about gathering data. You might mention interviews you conducted, if applicable, searches you conducted in OneSearch, or other methods of information gathering you used.
- preliminary outline — This section should use Roman numerals to outline, even roughly, the plan for the report. You might have, for example, Roman number I, with A, B, and C under it; Roman number II, with A, B, and C under it, and Roman numeral III with A, B, and C under it. Overall, you should not need more than three or four Roman numerals. Again, this can even be a fairly rough outline. Do not feel you have to stick with the outline you have developed when you write your actual report.
Length: The outline has no word count minimum or maximum. It should be a minimum of one or two pages.
Suggested source: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/02/