Example structures – Investigating and reporting back

Imagine your boss has asked you to find out about something and then to report back.For a simple matter an email may be appropriate; for something more complex, a Word document would be better and a suitable structure could be:

  • Title
  • Summary
  • Contents list/page
  • Introduction including background, aims and objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices for detailed supporting information