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How to write a well-structured research report

Everything you need to know to create a concise, effective and focused research report, including what to present in it to maximize impact.

What will you learn?

  1. The importance of writing a research report
  2. The basics of structuring a research report
  3. What to include in each section of the report
  4. Essential dos and don’ts to consider


Course Description

You’ve been working on a research that may be truly path-breaking and deserves the widest audience. But for that, it needs to be presented in an articulate and purposeful manner so that it gets noticed amongst thousands of others. If you’re wondering how to make your research report stand apart, this course is for you!

This short course covers everything you need to know about how to write an effective and concise research report. It focuses on how you can structure the framework of the report, while ensuring the premise of your research remains relevant throughout. You will also learn what to present and how to present, to drive maximum impact for your research. By the end of the program, you will be able to create a report that showcases your research findings and implications, and presents accurate and complete information for other scientists to evaluate or repeat in their own work.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of this program

Lecture 3: Purpose of a research report

Lecture 4: Structure of a research report

Lecture 5: Front matter of the report

Lecture 6: Main text of the report

Lecture 7: Back matter of the report

Lecture 8: Final checks

Lecture 9: Summary


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  How to write a well-structured research report
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