The Report Structure >> What is Data Science?
1. Regardless of the length of the final deliverable, the author recommends that it includes a cover page, table of contents, executive summary, a methodology section, and a discussion section.
2. An introductory section is always helpful in:
- Presenting the statistical calculations.
- Introducing the research methods.
- Setting up the problem for the reader who might be new to the topic.
- Advertising the product.
3. The results section is where you craft your main arguments and present your conclusion.
4. The discussion section is where you:
- Introduce the research methods and data sources used for the analysis.
- Rely on the power of narrative to enable numbers to communicate your important findings to the readers.
- Refer the reader to the research question and the knowledge gaps you identified earlier.
- Highlight how your findings provide the ultimate missing piece to the puzzle.
5. Adding a list of references and an acknowledgment section are examples of housekeeping, according to the author.