GBA 389 6-15-09

GBA 389 6-15-09 - Reports 1. State the Problem and Develop...

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Reports 1. State the Problem and Develop Purpose a. Problem: The broad situation b. Narrow into specific purpose statement – what you want to accomplish related to problem i. What – exactly what you do want to know ii. Who – who will be consulted iii. When – the time period dating the data iv. Where – geographical location of the data v. Why – the reason the research is being done vi. How – how the data will be used. c. Depth of final presentation i. Information ii. Interpretation iii. Recommendation 2. Determine the Reader(s) a. Reader Affects i. Style ii. Background needed iii. Complexity / Simplicity iv. Research method v. Forcefulness of recommendations b. Reader DOES NOT affect i. Findings ii. Conclusions. 3. Define the scope – exact boundaries 4. Break purpose statement into subareas – analyzing purpose a. Look for natural subareas b. Give working outline c. Should be… i. Logical: All subareas relate to topic ii. Systematic: Subareas can be arranged in some type of order iii. Complete: Covers everything needed 5. Examples a. Factual – requires only identification of facts i. Chronological ii. Categorical iii. Spatial b. Valuation – break into parts of whole to be evaluated i. Quantitative ii. Qualitative
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c. Comparison – Evaluating alternate ends or results and determining most desirable i. By Characteristics 1. Determine characteristics to be compared 2. Determine criteria for evaluation ii. By advantages/disadvantages d. Solution --- determining why something happened
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