How do you write an investigation report?
How do you write an executive summary for an investigation?
The executive summary should be a concise overview of the investigation from beginning to end. It should not contain any information that is not already in the investigation report. Write in the active voice. For example: “I interviewed Carrie Smith,” not “Carrie Smith was interviewed.”
What is an investigation summary?
At the end of investigations, our investigators produce an investigation report that sets out what happened, what they investigated and how, and their analysis of the evidence.
There are three types of scientific investigations: descriptive, comparative and experimental.
* Conclusion should state things that are unique for your investigation which can be accomplished by including values of the experimentally determined physical quantities. Just remember that you cannot write your conclusion without completing your experiments or investigations.
In documenting the investigation, it is critical that the investigator be mindful of the terms he or she uses. Avoid stating conclusions that include terms such as “harassment,” “discrimination,” or “wrongdoing.” Instead, terms such as “inappropriate,” “unprofessional,” or “policy violation” should be used.
An executive summary should summarize the key points of the report. It should restate the purpose of the report, highlight the major points of the report, and describe any results, conclusions, or recommendations from the report.