Significance of accounting on performance and development of charities
Analysis Report Structure
The following information should be presented in this order with all text centred:
State concisely the main aims of your analysis report, what you have done and findings.
Table of Contents
A clear introduction to your analysis report — consisting of the background information, rationale for the issue that needs to be investigated.
These are main points to be discussed in the report
1.1 Background (150 words)
Background of accounting for charities- what procedures are used?
What needs to be considered when accounting for charities?
How is accounting useful for charities such as BHF, on their Performance?
1.2 Rationale (150 words)
Explain the reason why you are doing the research?
Why this research is important?
How could this research help charities understand the importance of accounting
1.3 Structure of the report (50 words)
Give a brief in 1 line for Literature review, Data and methods, Analysis and Discussion and conclusion. Explain what those sections will be about in 1 line each.
A brief review of the relevant academic and professional literature related to the issue you are investigating. This provides a supporting foundation of why the issue you are investigating is worth to be investigate and need a solution/answer.
Find out only 10 researchers who have completed and published research on the effectiveness of accounting on the performance of charities such as BHF or Oxfam or any other charities. Doesn’t have to be UK based charity but may be helpful.
What was their aim of research and explain their finding of research?
What is your understanding of the results of their findings?
Why do you think this is an important topic to discuss?
3.0 Data and Methods (800 words)
A clear explanation of the methods (including sampling, data sources) used to investigate and analysis the issue. There is no need to submit the raw data. However, you need to present the summary statistics of the data if applicable.
4.0 Analysis and Discussion (800 words)- Analysis and Discussion you need 800-1000 words
Present, analyse and discuss the results in a structural and organised ways. The presentation should be logical and easy to follow. The analysis and discussion should look deeper and implications of the results rather than superficial.
Assessment of your findings to see whether it is useful to provide an answer(s) to the issue you are investigating and realising the limitations of your investigation.
5.1 Generic conclusion
5.2 Limitation of the research
Explain what difficulties/limitations you had to face while completing this research. Around 100 words would be ideal for this bit.
5.3 Future consideration
What can future researchers do in order to make the research valid?
Conclusion you need around 300-400 words
List all the references which appear in the text in alphabetical order by the authors’ surnames. You need to use Harvard referencing system.
Graphs should be placed in this section.