What is a Research Report?
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Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and use the words given to fill in the blanks. You can listen to the recording above as many times as you want and you can pause it if you need more time to put the answers into the spaces.
S: I've got to write a report. Is that what you mean by a research report?
L: Well, a research report is only one type of report. Research reports tend to be written in your final year of study, so they're often long reports of big projects that you do.
S: Oh, I see. So it's like a dissertation then.
L: Yes, a dissertation is a good example of a research report. Research reports normally include an introduction, a literature review, methodology, results and discussion of your findings and how what you've found relates to the literature in your field.
S: So it's a bit like writing something for publication in a journal or something.
L: Yes, sometimes a research report is exactly like a journal article.
S: Mm, OK. Thank you.