Sometimes your investigation calls for you to establish your ‘aims and objectives’ – particularly for longer reports or dissertations. People often get ‘aims’ and ‘objectives’ confused and find it hard to distinguish between them. This is not surprising as major dictionaries usually define them as meaning the same thing. However, in the context of a report:. The aims are the overarching things you want to achieve. The objectives describe in more detail how you are going to achieve them.
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