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?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of this program
  3. Purpose of a research report
  4. Structure of a research report
  5. Front matter of the report
  6. Main text of the report
  7. Back matter of the report
  8. Final checks
  9. Summary
  10. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Phillip Schrank, Academic Trainer

Phillip Schrank is the Assistant Professor of International Relations at Chosun University in Gwangju. He has published and presented on topics ranging from democratization to alliance theory. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including research grants from Chosun University and a research grant from the US Department of State. Prior to his professorship at Chosun University, Phillip was a senior lecturer at the Korea Military Academy. Phillip has a BA in History and Broad Field Social Sciences, an MA in English Education, and is writing his dissertation for a PhD in International Relations. Phillip has conducted over 70 hours of workshops helping scholars publish in high level international journals.


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.


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