Phase 1 Report, Due November 17, 2023:
- 8½” x 11”, Times New Roman or Arial, 11 or 12 font, 1” margins
- Cover page, Table of Contents page, and References page do not count toward page count
- 3 pages of text, 5 pages total with figures
- Problem Statement
- Concept/Innovative Idea
- Supporting information
- Expected benefit
- Feasibility, Value (benefit), Creativity
Final Report Format, Due March 27, 2024
Listed below are the format and desired requirements for the Phase 2 final report.
Same format as the Phase 1 report but with extended page count. It is expected that final report would be 5-7 pages not counting additional supporting information and references.
The overall objective of the Phase 2 report is to show the feasibility of your idea through an example. We would like to see how you can put the idea into practice. Real-world data is preferred but you can also use simulated data. While you are not strictly required to follow this format, we do need you to address the following items:
- 1. Introduction
- Bring us up to speed on the Phase 1 effort. Explain the basis/background for the idea and how it will be put into operation. We have the Phase 1 report, so there is no need for a detailed discussion, but rather use this section as a lead-in to the report.
- 2. Methodology
- Explain how you are going to prove out the concept, the test, or the example that you are going to show.
- Explain what data you will be using and its relevancy to the problem.
- Discuss other relevant aspect of the “demo.”
- 3. Execution
- Describe what you did, the process.
- 4. Results
- What did you uncover? What were the findings, results?
- 5. Discussion
- What is the significance of the results, what do they mean. This is the interpretation of the results presented in 4.
- 6. Conclusion and Recommendation
- What do you conclude? Is the approach viable, useful?
- What recommendations for improvement?
- Would other data sources be useful?
- Any other comments.