Reporting Research Results


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When you are setting out to perform research on a particular topic, a goal of your research must be to advance and expand knowledge. If social research findings, in particular, are not communicated to your target audience, then the effort is ultimately unproductive. Meaningful and successfully articulated presentation of research begins with drafting a formal plan for research. If an organization is performing the research, it may not have clear statements or ideas about its program goals. In these cases, researchers must work with agency staff to formulate mutually acceptable statements of goals before proceeding to effectively reach their target audience with their findings. Identifying the goal of the research being conducted is critical to ensuring that the research goals are focused and met, such as taking steps to learn policy goals when doing evaluation research.


For this discussion, use the Internet to locate two different examples of criminological research projects that have been completed.

1. Describe how research studies differ in their approach to reporting the research results.

2. Explain the target audience of selected research studies.

3. Explore whether a study's predicted audience can help to shape the author's approach to reporting the results.

4. Analyze from a rating standpoint the overall quality of research conducted and the effectiveness of the writing and data collected.

5. Outline potential improvements to make to select research studies.

Special Instructions:

Create a 1 page essay in APA format according to the instructions above. Use 2 scholarly sources for references. Implement each of the 4 research questions into the assignment as sub-headers and answer accordingly. Be sure to utilize in-text citations.

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Reporting Research Results
The Research report often represents the research findings and their interpretations in a way that
presents the researcher’s goals. However, different research topics differ in the way they report
their results. For example, a research on “Capital Punishment in a Comparative Perspective”
reports its findings in such a way that communicates with the public as an informative research
that explores how capital punishment is executed all over the world, with 90% of the executions
happening in Asia (Johnso...

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