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Unformatted text preview: Some Guidelines for Writing Technical Reports In this course you will be learning many tools for translating context-specific questions into queries made in computer code. A practicing statistician must then translate the results of these computations–be they numbers, tables, or figures–back into a context-specific answer. In this class, each full-length assignment will ask you to turn in a short written technical report, representing the end result of this cycle. Format The technical report should be divided into appropriate sections. These may vary depend- ing on the analysis (for example, for one assignment we will be simulating data rather than obtaining it from an outside source), but in general your report should include most of the following. • Title: Make it informative, not “Homework 1.” • Author • Abstract: This is a short (100-200 word) summary of the questions addressed, meth- ods/techniques used, and results obtained....
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- Fall '08
- Technical report