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point on, the remaining 28 pages present the actual findings, using =
in-text
citations and document abstracts to support a very analytical =
narrative.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Connie Lenzen=E2=80=99s =C2=A0report sample at the =
website treats a very
different type of project. It, too, begins with =
=E2=80=9Cbackground=E2=80=9D and a =E2=80=9Cfindings
summary.=E2=80=9D=C2=A0 She, too, provides a summary list of sources =
consulted. Her =E2=80=9CResearch
Notes=E2=80=9D section then uses a combination of in-text citations =
(when something
could be referenced very briefly) and footnotes (when longer citations =
are
needed).=C2=A0 <o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Bear in mind, too, that this summary list of sources is =
not just
a matter of convenience or a quick reference tool. <i>Very</i> =
frequently, it include
items that are not discussed at all in the =E2=80=9CFindings=E2=80=9D or =
=E2=80=9CResearch Notes=E2=80=9D section
of the report, simply because some of the sources we consult do not =
yield
findings to discuss.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
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color:#1F497D'>Obviously,=C2=A0 there is no one =
=E2=80=9Ccookie-cutter=E2=80=9D model that every researcher
is expected to follow. =C2=A0The choice of format is yours to make. What =
is expected
is that you include the essential components of a professional report =
and that your
findings are source-cited so that your client can discern exactly where =
you
found each piece of information and exactly the evidence on which you =
base your
assertions and conclusions.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Elizabeth<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=3DMsoNormal><span =
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color:#1F497D'>Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG<br>
Tennessee<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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