Writing effective research reports


One day, Foundation level. LondonPrice for SRA members: £202.50

*Prices for 2019 courses have increased to £270 per day; SRA members receive a 25% discount, paying £202.50*

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This course is designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to write high quality research reports.  You will go through the process of report-writing, starting with planning a report to meet the needs of different audiences, then moving on to consider overall structure and format, organization of material into sections or chapters and how to present different kinds of material in different ways to maximize impact and ease of use.


To develop an understanding of the key features of different kinds of research reports and the skills necessary to produce them.


The course will cover:

  • • What makes a good research report?
  • • Writing with your audience in mind
  • • Planning a report: structure, content and format
  • • Features that encourage clarity and ease of use

Who will benefit?

Researchers who regularly or occasionally have to produce written research reports for a variety of different audiences who would like to improve their skills in order to produce more effective research reports.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the one day course participants will:

  • • Understand what constitutes an effective research report
  • • Have acquired knowledge about different approaches to report writing
  • • Have developed skills in planning and designing an effective research report

Course tutor

The workshop will be facilitated by SRA member and social research firm director Dr Simon Haslam. Simon has twenty years consulting experience with clients spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors. This experience covers single-person consulting assignments and assignments involving consulting teams, including strategy consulting work with a recent Queen’s Award winning organisation). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consulting, a Chartered Management Consultant and his PhD explored practices of management consultants.

Simon regularly delivers workshops on this and related subjects for a range of bodies including the Institute of Directors, the Law Society, IDM Group, and Durham Business School – where he is a Visiting Fellow. He is part of a 2008 UK National Training Award winning team.

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Price for SRA members: £202.50. Use the discount code emailed to you.

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Registration on the day is from 9.00 - 9.30 am.

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 21 days or more from the course date. No refund if cancelled 20 days or fewer from the course date.

Registrations for this course will not be accepted after 24 February 2019 at noon.

Price: £270.00

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: February 25, 2019

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Personal Information

Your name, organisation and job title will be put 'as is' on name badges and delegate lists (where used), so please check spelling, Capitals, etc

This course is paperless

NO course materials will be handed out at this course. We will email you a link and you'll need to download course materials, and bring them with you on a laptop/tablet (or print copies)

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