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Formal Technical Reports Flashcards

Formal Technical Reports Flashcards
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Order of sections in the traditional format of a recommendation report

Introduction

Background and Requirements

Options

Category by Category Comparisons

Conclusions and Recommendations

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Recommendation Report
A report written to compare products or services against one another. The goal of this report is to decide which option will be best for the business or organization.
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Traditional Organization in Formal Reports
A method of organizing reports that includes an introduction, background information, requirements, evaluations, conclusions and then a recommendation.
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Executive Organization / Executive Summary Organization in Formal Reports
Reports that use this type of organizational structure arrange information in a different order. The recommendations and conclusions go after the introduction to show readers the main point.
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Feasibility Report
This type of paper is written to carry out an examination of the possible solution to a problem to determine if the solution is possible.
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Formal Report
Writing this kind of paper involves looking at information about complex issues in order to develop conclusions. These conclusions are then used to formulate recommendations in a structured way.
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Informed Consent
This practice involves obtaining the permission of potential participants in a study, or their legal guardians, after explaining everything about the study, including benefits and risks.
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Plagiarism
A serious ethical issue that involves copying writing you didn't create. It should be avoided in all writing, including formal reports.
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Flashcard Content Overview

The flashcards in this set can give you the chance to review the sections of a formal report, including the front matter, the text and the back matter. You can focus on the purpose to these reports. Ethical issues such as plagiarism and the necessity of informed consent will also be discussed. You can go over the sections of feasibility reports as well as the parts of a recommendation report. Additionally, you'll find cards that deal with both quantitative and qualitative research.

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Plagiarism
A serious ethical issue that involves copying writing you didn't create. It should be avoided in all writing, including formal reports.
Informed Consent
This practice involves obtaining the permission of potential participants in a study, or their legal guardians, after explaining everything about the study, including benefits and risks.
Formal Report
Writing this kind of paper involves looking at information about complex issues in order to develop conclusions. These conclusions are then used to formulate recommendations in a structured way.
Feasibility Report
This type of paper is written to carry out an examination of the possible solution to a problem to determine if the solution is possible.
Executive Organization / Executive Summary Organization in Formal Reports
Reports that use this type of organizational structure arrange information in a different order. The recommendations and conclusions go after the introduction to show readers the main point.
Traditional Organization in Formal Reports
A method of organizing reports that includes an introduction, background information, requirements, evaluations, conclusions and then a recommendation.
Recommendation Report
A report written to compare products or services against one another. The goal of this report is to decide which option will be best for the business or organization.
Order of sections in the traditional format of a recommendation report

Introduction

Background and Requirements

Options

Category by Category Comparisons

Conclusions and Recommendations

Quantitative Research
A type of research supported by hard facts. Examples can include price lists or information about the prices of components.
Qualitative Research
You conduct this kind of research when you gather non-numeric data. If you're using information from quotes or interviews, it is this kind of research.
Visual Aids
These tools can be used to help get a reader's attention and to clarify material contained in a report. Examples include graphs, charts and other pictures.
Front Matter of a Report
This information comes at the beginning of a report. It generally contains a title page, an abstract, a cover letter, a list of any illustrations in the report and a table of contents.
Text of a Report
The section of the report that comes after the front matter. In this area of a report you will find the introduction, background information about the report's subject and facts about a problem.
Subsections of the text of a report
These are smaller sections used to address the subject covered by the report. They can include information about risk assessment, market analysis, projected costs and more.
Back Matter of a Report
You can find this section at the end of a report. It includes a reference page, any appendices associated with the report and a glossary that clarifies any terms used in the report.
Executive Summary
This is sometimes included in the front matter of a report. It summarizes all the report's key points so that they can be understood easily.

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