Report


Report
Example of a front page of a report

A report is a textual work (usually of writing, speech, television, or film) made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form.

Written reports are documents which present focused, salient content to a specific audience. Reports are often used to display the result of an experiment, investigation, or inquiry. The audience may be public or private, an individual or the public in general. Reports are used in government, business, education, science, and other fields.

Reports such as graphics, images, voice, or specialized vocabulary in order to persuade that specific audience to undertake an action. One of the most common formats for presenting reports is IMRAD: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is standard for the genre because it mirrors the traditional publication of scientific research and summons the ethos and credibility of that discipline. Reports are not required to follow this pattern, and may use alternative patterns like the problem-solution format.

Additional elements often used to persuade readers include: headings to indicate topics, to more complex formats including charts, tables, figures, pictures, tables of contents, abstracts, summaries, appendices, footnotes, hyperlinks, and references.

Some examples of reports are: scientific reports, recommendation reports, white papers, annual reports, auditor's reports, workplace reports, census reports, trip reports, progress reports, investigative reports, budget reports, policy reports, demographic reports, credit reports, appraisal reports, inspection reports, military reports, bound reports, etc.

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Enterprise/Client reporting

With the dramatic expansion of information technology, and the desire for increased competitiveness in corporations, there has been an increase in the use of computing power to produce unified reports which join different views of the enterprise in one place.[1] Termed Enterprise Reporting, this process involves querying data sources with different logical models to produce a human readable report—for example, a computer user has to query the Human Resources databases and the Capital Improvements databases to show how efficiently space is being used across an entire corporation.

Enterprise Reporting is a fundamental part of the larger movement towards improved business intelligence and knowledge management. Often implementation involves extract, transform, and load (ETL) procedures in coordination with a data warehouse and then using one or more reporting tools. While reports can be distributed in print form or via email, they are typically accessed via a corporate intranet.

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References

Reports or an explanation about them:

  1. ^ Moeller, Robert (2007). COSO Enterprise Risk Management: Understanding the New Integrated ERM Framework. Wiley. ISBN 0-471-74115-9.
  • Link, Morton and Hill, Winfrey (1970). Hill-Link Minority Report of the Presidential Commission on Obscenity and Pornography. Random House.
  • United States Immigration Commission (1911). Abstracts Of Reports Of The Immigration Commission, With Conclusions And Recommendations And Views Of The Minority. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 1-4366-1613-1.

The process of writing reports:

  • Blicq, Ronald (2003). "Technically-Write!". Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-114878-8.
  • Gerson, Sharon and Gerson, Steven (2005). Technical Writing: Process and Product. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-119664-2.
  • Lannon, John (2007). Technical Communication. Longman. ISBN 0-205-55957-3.

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  • report — re·port 1 n: a usu. detailed account or statement: as a: an account or statement of the facts of a case heard and of the decision and opinion of the court or of a quasi judicial tribunal determining the case b: a written submission of a question… …   Law dictionary

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  • Report — Re*port (r[ e]*p[=o]rt ), n. [Cf. F. rapport. See {Report}.v. t.] 1. That which is reported. Specifically: (a) An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation. From Thetis sent as spies to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Report — Re*port (r? p?rt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reported}; p. pr. & vb. n. Reporting.] [F. reporter to carry back, carry (cf. rapporter; see {Rapport}), L. reportare to bear or bring back; pref. re re + portare to bear or bring. See {Port} bearing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Report — Re*port (r? p?rt ), v. i. 1. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o clock. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish in writing an account of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • report — (n.) late 14c., an account brought by one person to another, rumor, from O.Fr. report (Mod.Fr. rapport), from reporter to tell, relate, from L. reportare carry back, from re back + portare to carry (see PORT (Cf. port) (1)). Meaning formal… …   Etymology dictionary

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