Report Structure

Learning objective for this section: understand the elements and overall structure of a scientific report. 

Sections of a Report

The image below shows the structure and sections of a report. Click on the image to view the different sections and what information they should contain.


Complete the following activities to check your understanding.

1. Sort the following report elements into the correct order:

  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Introduction
  • Results
  • References
  • Title
  • Methods

2. Answer the following question:

The purpose and objectives of the report are contained in which section of a report: