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Report Style Guide - #27011




To pass the course you need to write a report that can be in Danish or English and must contain:
  • Title page
    The title page must contain project name participants (dates and signatures), student numbers and supervisor name.

  • Abstract (max 250 words)
    The abstract should state the purposes of the study or investigation, basic procedures, main findings (~one sentence per finding), and the principal conclusions. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations.

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  • Introduction
    State the purpose of the study. Make a short description of the background.

  • Materials and methods
    Identify the methods you use and describe the methods you have used to normal scientific standards i.e. in enough detail for others to repeat your work and check your results based on your description or provide references to where such descriptions can be found.

  • Results
    Present your results in a logical sequence. Describe which calculations you did and what the outcome was. Use text, figures, and tables (don't use a figure if the result can be explained by a table, and don't use a table you can describe it by text). Table and figure legends should allow the reader to understand them without having to read the text.

  • Discussion
    Summarize what you can conclude. Do not repeat in detail data or other material given in the preceding sections. Compare your findings similar studies found in the literature. Include in the Discussion section the implications of the findings and their limitations, including implications for future research.

  • References
    Give references to all materials used (books, journal articles, Web sites, data, programs, etc.) in a consistent style and make the references either numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and using numbers in square brackets to reference them in the text e.g:
    We used the PSI-BLAST program [117] to search for homologues.

    References
    [1]
    [117] Atschul SF, Madden TL, Schaffer AA, Zhang J, Zhang Z, Miller W, Lipman DJ. Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLAST: a new generation of protein database search programs. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 25:3389-402.
    or
    sorted alphabetically and use author-year style to reference them in the text e.g.:
    We used the PSI-BLAST program (Atschulet al., 1997) to search for homologues.

    References
    Atschul SF, Madden TL, Schaffer AA, Zhang J, Zhang Z, Miller W, Lipman DJ. Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLAST: a new generation of protein database search programs. Nucleic Acids Res. 1997 25:3389-402.

For further guidelines on scientific reporting see for example

http://www.icmje.org/ or
http://www.forsk.dk/uvvu/publ/vejled_vid_praksis/forord.htm(in Danish)

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