What is included in a research report?

The structure of a research report varies depending on the project, but most reports include the following sections:

  1. A description of the project, including known information about the subject.
  2. A summary of the findings.
  3. Research and analysis, which is typically the longest section and is often subdivided into sections for repositories, source types, etc. A subsection may also be a proof argument explaining how a conflict of evidence was resolved.
  4. A list of suggested further research.

Below is an example of the table of contents of one of my research reports (names have been crossed out).

Sample Table of Contents