Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the three basic goals of research reports.
  2. Identify unique problems that must be overcome in writing student papers, theses, applied research reports, and journal articles.
  3. List the major sections of a research article.
  4. Describe the elements that should be considered in writing research reports to ensure adherence to the ethical standard of honesty.
  5. Discuss the motivations for plagiarism and the ways to avoid suspicions of plagiarism.
  6. Identify major steps in the review of research reports.
  7. Understand the need to display results without redundant information using compressed displays.