Analysis of Research Based Reports

This activity asks you to analyze a report that uses research to accomplish its purpose (applied research). The goal is to identify the role of research in PTC.

With your team, pick one of these reports to analyze:

  • Clean Air Exemplar
  • Inclusive Ed Exemplar
  • Substance Use Exemplar
  • Traffic Exemplar

As you skim the report, focus on the research included in each section. As you do, answer the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of the report?
  • What types of research do you see in the report?
  • How is the research being used? How does the research contribute to the achievement of the report’s purpose?
  • Which sections have the most research? Why do you suppose that is?

Your analysis of the report should develop a sense of the role of research in professional and technical documents, which will prepare you for conducting that type of research as you complete your own work.

When your group has completed the analysis, report your findings to the class.

Analysis of Research-Based Reports PDF

Analysis of Research-Based Reports Docx

Required Exemplars:

Clean-Air Exemplar PDF

Inclusive Ed_Exemplar PDF

Substance Use Exemplar PDF

Traffic Exemplar PDF



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