Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. How can reflexivity by writers help readers of research reports?
  2. How does scientific or quantitative research reporting differ from qualitative research reporting? In what ways are they similar?
  3. Why might it be important to separate the reporting of data from its interpretation? Why might it be important not to separate them?
  4. What are the key components and characteristics of the following things: an abstract, an executive summary, an introductory section, a methods section, a results section, a concluding section?
  5. What are appendices and acknowledgements for?
  6. How can plagiarism be avoided?