ESPM-EEP%202010%20Lecture%2024

ESPM-EEP%202010%20Lecture%2024 - ESPM 104/EEP 115 Fall...

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ESPM 104/EEP 115 Fall 2010: Lecture 24 Writing a report: Your report should contain the following elements 1. Front page: Name, date, affiliation (address, contact info) 2. Headers and footers (page numbers, running title, maybe date) 3. Summary (Executive for some kinds of documents) or abstract 4. Main body: a. Introduction—scope, background, b. Methods (technical details in appendix), where did data come from, types of analyses done, statistical methods c. Results: Tables clearly organized with good headings; good clean figures clearly labeled with good captions. 5. Discussion of results 6. Conclusion 7. Acknowledgements: help with data collection, reading of draft, funding, etc. 8. References (literature citations, books, use consistent style of one type or another—see below for one convention) 9. Appendices 10. Supplementary information attachments.
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Literature Citation When writing a research paper, literature citation is important for the following two reasons: (1) to avoid plagiarism (which is against the student code of conduct and is
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