12.1 Content of Report

Perhaps the most asked question is what should be included in a report. Unfortunately, there is no unique answer to the question. The contents of a report depend on a number of factors such as the requirements of a project, the parties involved in the project like business organisations, and financial support bodies. Keeping in mind that the purpose of a report is to explain how close the analytical results address the original problems. It could include answers for the following questions:

  • Does the results answer the original question and how?

  • Does the result help to defend against any objections and how?

  • Are there any limitations on the results? or any angles haven’t been considered?

This chapter will provide an example report for the Titanic problem. This example report will include three parts: Results explanation, Model interpretation, and Further analysing suggestions.