Guide to Final Report Writing Executive Summary (one page of brief description of the study and conclusion) I. Introduction (Objectives) • What is the research question? • Why is the research question? • What is the type of study? (observational or experimental) • What is the population of interest? • State the general research hypothesis II. Methods • Describe data collection procedures and sampling methods • Describe statistical methods used for the analysis, also include the statistical software used for the analysis • Discuss limitations of data collection procedure III. Results Descriptive Statistics • Numeric Summary o Discrete variables: frequency, percent, contingency tables, etc. o Continuous variables: mean, SD, Q1, Q3, etc. • Visual Summary o Bar Chart, Histogram, Side by Side Box Plots, Scatter Plots, Probability Plots, etc. (Must properly label each table and figure.) Inferential Statistics • Hypothesis Testing o State general research hypothesis o Report p-value of the test • Confidence Interval Estimation • Verification of the assumptions behind the statistical inference procedures • Interpret results • Attach tables and/or graphs make reference to them in the report when necessary IV. Conclusions • Summarize Results • Discuss limitations of study • Discuss possible further research V. Reference: List of references cited in your paper VI. Appendix: Show the null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic value and p-value for the test used in the analysis results section. You may copy and paste the output from the statistical software that you used for the analysis in this section. It is usually not reported in the professional report or article. You are doing it to show the instructor additional information from your analysis.