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Business Report Writing

By: HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute

Malaysia

11 - 29 Sep, 2017  19 days

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GBP 15,000

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to demonstrate a heightened understanding of the following concepts and issues:

Part 1: Report Purposes and Types (1)

Report: Definition, Purposes, Formal and Informal

  • What is a Report?
  • Purposes of Reports;
  • Informal Reports;
  • Formal Reports.
  • Some Report Types (1)
  • Accident Reports;
  • Agendas for Committee Meetings;
  • Annual Reports;
  • Appraisal Reports;
  • Audit Reports;
  • Comparative Testing Reports;
  • Duty Notes Reports;
  • Explanatory Reports;
  • Feasibility Reports;
  • Informative Reports.

Part 2: Report Purposes and Types (2)

Some Report Types (2)

  • Instructional Manuals.
  • Interview Reports.
  • Corporate Financial Reports;
  • Minutes;
  • Process Description Reports;
  • Progress Reports;
  • Research Reports;
  • Scientific Reports;
  • Systems Evaluation Reports;
  • Technical Reports;
  • Technological Reports;
  • Trouble-Shooting Reports.

Part 3: Salient Issues Associated with the Use of English in Report Writing

  • Elements of Grammar;
  • Punctuation;
  • Spelling;
  • Summarising.

Part 4: A Style Guide to Good Report Writing

  • Report style;
  • Achieving an Appropriate and Effective Style;
  • Choice of Words and Phrases;
  • Principles of an Effective Report Writing;
  • Report Draft;
  • Revising and Editing the Report;
  • Collaborating Writing.

Part 5: Report Characteristics and Organisation

  • Components of an Effective Report;
  • Agreeing Collaborative Objectives;
  • Techniques in Ordering Report Information;
  • Purpose of an Executive Summary;
  • Writing an Executive Summary;
  • What is an Abstract?
  • Formulating an Abstract;
  • Organising Contents and Indices;
  • Enhancing Business Report Presentation.

Part 6: Empirical Research for Business Reports

  • Surveys;
  • Participant Observation;
  • Conversation Analysis;
  • Documentary Analysis;
  • Focus Groups;
  • Interviews;
  • Questionnaires.

Part 7: Information Sources for Business Reports

  • Sources of Information:
    • Secondary Sources;
    • Primary Sources;
  • Reviewing Literature;
  • Choosing the Methodology;
    • Qualitative Approaches;
    • Quantitative Approaches;
    • Triangulating the Methodology

Part 8: Sampling for Business Reports

  • The Sampling Frame;
  • Sampling Techniques:
    • Convenience or Non-random Samples;
    • Quota Sample;
    • Systematic Sample;
  • Probability or Random Samples?;
    • Simple Random Sample;
    • Stratified Sampling;
    • Multi-stage Sampling.

Part 9: Data Elicitation for Business Reports: Interview or Questionnaire?

  • Using Unstructured Questions;
  • Using Open-ended Questions:
    • Designing Closed-ended Questions;
    • Avoiding Forced-choice.

Part 10: Data Analysis and Interpretation for Business Reports

  • Instruments of Analysis:
    • Using a ‘Tally System’;
    • Using SPSS Package;
    • Using Excel Package;
  • Data Interpretation:
    • Making Sense of the Information;
    • Identifying ‘Trends’ & ‘Patterns’ in Information;
    • Arriving At Conclusions;
    • Reporting the Findings;
    • Reporting Styles;
    • Using the Evidence

Part 11: Analysing Data for Complex Business Reports

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data;
  • Requirements for Accurate Data Analysis;
  • Data Preparation;
  • Nonstatistical Analysis;
  • Statistical Analysis;
  • Levels of Data Interpretation

Part 12: Planning and Delivering an Oral Report

  • Planning the Report Presentation;
  • Preparing and Using Presentation Aids;
  • Rehearsing the Presentation;
  • Managing Question-and-Answer Sessions;
  • Team Presentation;
  • Ethical Considerations.

Part 13: Business Report Presentation

  • Business Report Structure:
    • Language
  • Word Processing;
  • Layout and Design;
  • Typography;
  • Illustrations;
  • Colours;
  • Paper Choice;
  • Covers:
  • Finishing
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sep 11 - 29 Sep, 2017
GBP 15,000.00(The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following: Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days; Hot Lunch on Event Days; City Tour; Hand-outs; Stationery. We offer very attractive discount for groups)
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