This video addresses how the findings section is the most substantial part of a technical report. Learn how to convey the important trends revealed through research in a concise manner. Judy shares how results, findings, and the discussion relate to one another. In addition, the video explains the importance of identifying any sources of error in a technical report.
- [Instructor] All the test, the questionnaire…and interview results, and the observations are complete…and the results are analyzed.…Additionally, the secondary research has been thorough.…That outline has been followed so that all the reader…request, questions and concerns are ready to be explained.…So the technical report analyzes, interprets,…and states clearly all that information you've collected.…What exactly did you discover?…What new information is relevant?…What prior knowledge has been confirmed or contradicted?…What's the significance of the results?…The findings portion is the most substantial part…of the report.…
You identify the problem, the soil and water are being…impacted around the construction areas.…The purpose you established for your report was to determine…the impact of that highway construction on the environment…for the soil and water problem identified.…Because the outline was prepared and followed,…the most logical order of the findings and discussion…is already established,…and the data collection is complete.…
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- Identify the purpose and main point of a report.
- Determine which questions should be asked before writing a technical report.
- Recall the six ethical principles identified by the Society of Technical Writers.
- List three groups of readers that could be the audience for a technical report.
- Examine the technical audience.
- Explain when it is appropriate to use generic headings.
- Recognize the best approach for writing a first draft.
- Name three areas of a report that should be assessed during the revision process.
- Review the best strategies for keeping your writing concise.
Skill Level Intermediate
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