ERIC Number: ED443315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Reporting. Resources in Institutional Research, Number 12.
Bers, Trudy H.
This monograph is a guide to effective presentation of report data and information from institutional research. The work focuses on several types of presentation: the written report (alternative ways for presenting information, appearance, and the audience); graphic displays or charts (to present words or data in an organized or symbolic fashion; use text or symbols to depict an object, concept, or process; present numerical, verbal, or symbolic information in a table); and some key principles of oral presentation. The eight chapters cover: (1) the reporting process; (2) the client and audience; (3) types of reports, purposes of reports, and report components; (4) communication and meaning and design principles; (5) elements of visual presentations--graphic, fonts, white space, color, pattern; (6) tables and charts; (7) visual presentation modes--transparencies, slides, computer screens, and the Web; and (8) oral reports. Appended are a glossary and four examples of the same data in: a standard narrative in memo form; a table with explanatory information in footnotes; a vertical bar chart; and a three-dimensional vertical bar chart. This monograph also includes an electronic appendix at http://airweb.org/publications/EffectiveReporting.html which reproduces the graphics in color. (Contains 40 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Charts, Computer Graphics, Design Requirements, Educational Research, Graphic Arts, Graphs, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Research Reports, Slides, Tables (Data), Technical Writing, Transparencies, Visual Aids, World Wide Web
Association for Institutional Research, 114 Stone Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4462.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research.