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The order in which the sections of these reports should go has been mixed up - rearrange them into the most logical order. 

Example A) Students' Preferences for Food Retailers on Campus 

  1. Appendices: Surveys and interview transcripts
  2. Expansion of eating venues on campus in the last 5 years
  3. Data Collection: Qualitative surveys and semi-structured interviews
  4. Summary 
  5. Results: Semi-structured interviews
  6. Discussion: Preferences for each venue
  7. Aims and Objectives
  8. Recommendations: Students want healthier food retailers
  9. Results: Pilot survey
  10. Overview of existing food retailers: union, library cafe, food hall
  11. Bibliography

Example B) Suitability of Open Source Software for Start-Up Technology Companies

  1. Case Study 2: Out of the Box Design 
  2. Definition of Open Source Software
  3. Bibliography
  4. Case Study 1: Blue Sky Ltd
  5. Executive Summary
  6. Discussion: Themes from case studies
  7. Recommendations
  8. List of abbreviations
  9. Survey of currently available Open Source Software
  10. Conclusion: Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Source Software
  11. Case Study 3: Marketing Web
  12. Methodology: Case studies of small technology companies

Example C) Lactic Acid Production in the Muscles of Swimmers During Different Types of Training

  1. Figure 3. Combination training
  2. Conclusion
  3. Abstract
  4. Experiment 1: Aerobic exercise
  5. Literature Review
  6. Experiment 3: Combination training
  7. Results
  8. Aims and Hypotheses
  9. Figure 1. Aerobic exercise 
  10. Introduction: Production of lactic acid when exercising 
  11. Figure 2. Anaerobic exercise 
  12. Discussion
  13.  Methods 
  14. Bibliography 
  15. Experiment 2: Anaerobic exercise


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