Research Report The research report in this course is designed to allow you to discover, analyze, interpret, and report about a fire-related research problem. A problem is not necessarily a troublesome area, but an area of desired improvement. In other words, something may be performing well, yet, someone still wants to see it perform even better. That is what a lot research is all about—how can we do it better? How can you, as a researcher, contribute to a better way of preventing and protecting communities from fire-related and emergency-related incidents? One way is to conduct research and to take it a step further by sharing your research with the fire-service community. Consider presenting your research at a conference. Such an activity is great for professional development and networking. Keep that in mind as you review and fine-tune the remaining details of your research report. Include at least the following in your research report: Title page Table of contents An introduction The purpose of the report A literature review A hypothesis A description of the research method (what you would do) Conclusions/recommendations A reference page Ten pages (not including the title page, reference page, or any appendices) Twelve empirical sources FIR 4308, Applications in Fire Research 6 Use your own words and apply APA style where it is applicable.