How to Write Research & Laboratory Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

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Consider the accomplishments listed below. Which person would most likely need to include a research report?

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1. Jim submitted a research report for publication. The publisher sent it back saying that Jim included too much unnecessary information in his report. The section headings of Jim's report are listed below. Indicate the section he could eliminate because the information in it is unnecessary for a research report.

2. In her report, Rene wants to include the reason she chose her particular topic instead of other similar ones. In which section of the report should Rene include this information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Research reports are an efficient way for scientists to share the findings with other professionals. To check your knowledge about research reports, the questions in this quiz will ask you about important aspects of reports and how they are helpful to everyone in the field.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be assessed on your knowledge of:

  • The advantages of having similar formats
  • Crucial sections of a research report
  • Types of professionals that use reports
  • Why being able to replicate results is important
  • How the format of research reports helps scientists save time

Skills Practiced

This assessment allows you to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important sections of a research report
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information related to the format of research reports in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how and why research reports are used and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, check out the lesson associated with this quiz called How to Write Research & Laboratory Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content. You'll examine:

  • The structure of a research report
  • What research reports are used for
  • Why research reports are arranged similarly
  • How the structure eases the work for the scientist
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