Guidelines for preparing Fast Response reports quickly

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					Guidelines for preparing Fast
 Response reports quickly

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                Guidelines
•   Principles and processes
•   Planning worksheets
•   Slide show on planning
•   Sample content plan
•   Style guide
Principles for projects & reports
•   Attend to regional needs
•   Know your audience and purpose
•   Select clear, focused research questions
•   Adhere to IES standards
  IES research and evaluation
          standards
• Pose question(s) that can be investigated
  empirically
• Link research to conceptual framework
• Use methods and sources appropriate to
  question(s)
• Provide inferences based on coherent,
  explicit chain of reasoning
• Be transparent and replicable
         More on principles
• Apply valid and reliable data analysis and
  synthesis
  o Methods appropriate to source
  o Attention to data strengths and weaknesses
• Draw appropriate and reasonable
  conclusions
• Conclude, don’t recommend
           Types of studies
• Randomized controlled trial or quasi
  experimental design
• Other quantitative analysis
• Literature review
• Qualitative analysis
• Alignment study
   Reseach, analysis, writing


Research        Analysis     Writing

      Planning the writing
           Types of writing



Describe     Analyze    Conclude

                        (Recommend)
             Basic structure
•   Short summary, ahead of table of contents
•   Overview: Why this study
•   Analysis and findings
•   Wrapup

• Appendices on data, methods, survey
  protocols
               In short…
• Agree on the scope by answering six basic
  questions (worksheet 1)
• Articulate your messages (worksheet 2)
• Decide on a line of argument (worksheet 3)
• Develop a detailed plan (worksheet 4)
• After preparing the first draft, review the
  draft by taping it on a wall
  Content review: wall session
1. Build short summary
2. Leave intro as intro (renamed?)
3. Pull discussion from end: main findings
  and implications
4. What literature says
5. What our research finds
6. Move methods to appendix, leaving a box

				
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