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Common Mistakes in Data Reporting

Common Mistakes in Data Reporting - You might be quite happy with the label if you write a test report or standard operating procedure. But you can have very different roles and sometimes still need to write technical things: design briefs, employee handbooks or even guidance on how to use a new office copier.

Common Mistakes in Data Reporting
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If your document is complex, and someone must be able to follow and follow it up, then that's technical writing.

The fact that many people don't realize that what they write is technical can partly explain why so many of these types of documents fail. Fortunately, these flaws tend to fall into several categories and are easy to correct.

So let's look at some of the most common difficulties that technical writers (and their readers) face - and how to fix them.

Common Mistakes in Data Reporting

According to Dvorak in Ary (2011:539), There are often mistakes in the preparation of the research. The following is a list of errors:

Research Report Title

Too long and does not reflect exactly the problem that is solved. This means that the headline is wider or narrower than the problem raised.

Research issues

  1. Statements and analysis of problems, limitation of problems, limitation of terms, and the purpose of the investigation are not mentioned even scattered in the report so complicates researchers in assigning problems.
  2. The benefit of the matter does not mean anything (merely because it is to earn a degree and not because of obtaining a valuable professional experience)
  3. Problem statement too rambling or convoluted
  4. The analysis did not successfully complete the concept problem problems.
  5. The limitation of terms for obtaining a clear understanding of the investigation is not presented.  

Related literature Review

The literature link is unclear. Often researchers include several review libraries that may have low linkages not even linked at all. In addition, it sometimes uses non-genuine library material, when the original material is easily obtained.

The research and procedure method

The research methods and procedures used are not appropriate.
  1. Research instruments have not been tested.
  2. Too much or too little sample amount
  3. Incorrect data analysis (statistics)

Research results

  1. Data that has not been processed but is already presented. The form used is too harsh for the reader to be able to obtain maximum benefit from the research results.
  2. Incomplete result
  3. Results are not placed at the right perspective
  4. Interpretation of research results mixed with the summary of the results.
  5. Generalization created beyond the collected data. Generalization is also based solely on the review of the relevant libraries instead of the results of the study.

How to avoid common mistakes in data reporting?

The criteria for evaluating the research quality differ depending on the evaluator. Evaluators May faculty, journal editors and reviewers, or policymakers. Evaluators look for different characteristics of good quantitative or qualitative research.

While no predefined standards exist, some general guidelines may be used to evaluate research. According to Creswell (2012:283) in the most alarming quantitative research are aspects related to data collection, data analysis, and reporting of research results.

While in qualitative research on data collection also, the subjectivity of researchers and self-awareness researchers.

Both during the research process and the process draws conclusions from the research results, researchers need to be careful to maintain the quality of research. The results of qualitative research can contribute to the advancement of science, quality improvement in education practice and education policy.

Therefore, researchers need to consider some criteria that can be used to evaluate research. Quantitative research and qualitative research have different characteristics, but there are some general questions that can be used to evaluate the research:
  1. Does research meet the standards for publication?
  2. Does research have use for schools?
  3. Can research provide progress for education policy?
  4. Can research increase scientific knowledge about a topic or research problem?
  5. Is research aimed at solving educational problems?

How to fix it

There are several ways to overcome the problem of errors in making reports. Short words, sentences, and paragraphs are generally preferred, although there is no guarantee of clarity, it is more important to use the most appropriate words in the best way.

Some parts can be broken down with points, which makes it much easier to digest. Content also allows you to simplify grammar because they don't need complete sentences.