**Guide
to Report Writing**

**I. Executive Summary **(one page of brief description of the
study and conclusion)

**II. Introduction**

- What is the question?
- Why is the question?
- What are the hypotheses?
- What is the type of study? (observational, experimental)
- What is the type of
analysis? (one sample
*t*-test, paired-sample*t*-test, ANOVA, chi-sqaure test, regression, ...)

**III. Describe data collection techniques**

- Describe data collection procedures
- Discuss limitations of data collection procedure

**IV. Summary Information**

- Numeric Summary
- Discrete – frequency, percent, contingency tables, etc.
- Continuous –
mean, SD, Q
_{1}, Q_{3}, etc. - Visual Summary
- Side by Side Box Plots, Scatter Plots, Probability Plots, etc.

**V. Analysis**

- State hypothesis
- Give test statistic and
*p*-value (or Confidence Interval) - Interpret results
- Attach tables and/or graphs make reference to them in your report when necessary.

**VI. Conclusions**

- Summarize Results
- Discuss limitations of study
- Discuss possible further research

Remark: Graphs or tables must be properly labeled and numbered such as the following examples.

Table 1: Descriptive Statistics for Pulse Rate Variable

**Statistics**

Mean

71.5

Standard Deviation

5.11

Figure 1: Histogram for Pulse Rates