Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses


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Which report provides advantages and disadvantages of taking a specific course of action such as whether to purchase a competitor?

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1. Which report uses informational reporting that contains facts about monitoring and controlling operations?

2. Which report provides critical feedback and updates on projects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you gauge your knowledge of analytical and informational reports. Topics you need to know in order to pass the quiz include decision-making and policy reports.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your understanding of:

  • Reports related to the operations of a company
  • Reports that provide pros and cons
  • The reports that explore the progress of projects
  • The reports that explain the drawbacks of past decisions

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different types of reports and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve business-related problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding analytical and informational reports

Additional Learning

Informational and analytical reports have many different subcategories. You can learn more about what situations these many types of reports correspond to by reading the lesson. The lesson is called Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast informational reports and decision-making reports
  • Define policy reports
  • Determine the purpose of business reporting
  • Review analytical reporting