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Research Poster Preparations. M.L. Feldmann Research Institute for Studies in Education Iowa State University. Schedule. Complete On-Line Webform Poster Discussion Poster Presentations Discussion Planning Potential Poster Sections Understanding Your Context Graphical Design Elements

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Research poster preparations

Research Poster Preparations

M.L. Feldmann

Research Institute for Studies in Education

Iowa State University


Schedule
Schedule

  • Complete On-Line Webform

  • Poster Discussion

    • Poster Presentations Discussion

    • Planning

    • Potential Poster Sections

    • Understanding Your Context

    • Graphical Design Elements

    • Using PowerPoint

    • Suggestions for Presentations

    • Top 10 Poster Problems

  • Poster Practice


A poster presentations discussion
A. Poster Presentations Discussion

  • Snap shot of research

  • Convenient format

  • Opportunity for discussion


B planning
B. Planning

  • What is the objective of the investigation?

  • Has someone done the work before?

  • How have I gone about with the study?

  • Why did I follow this particular route of investigation?

  • What are the principles governing the technique that I am using?

  • What assumptions did I make and what were my justifications?

  • What problems did I encounter?

  • What results did I obtain?

  • What have I found out?

  • Are the analyses sound?


C potential poster sections
C. Potential Poster Sections

  • Author, Title

    • Think Big! – (76 point/ 56 point)

  • Abstract

    • Think short, elevator ride.

  • Introduction

    • Provide only the necessary information to provide background to support research and conclusions

  • Objectives/Hypothesis

    • Short statement outlining research

  • Methods

    • Be conscious of your audience and their needs


  • C potential poster sections cont
    C. Potential Poster Sections (cont.)

    • Results

      • Good place for graphs and/or tables

  • Conclusions

    • Make statement about the results in context with the introduction literature review

  • References

    • Identify those researchers that have contributed to your research through publication.

  • Acknowledgements

    • Identify those that have assisted and supported your research


  • C potential poster sections other
    C. Potential Poster Sections - Other

    • Further Work

    • Suggested Readings

    • Standards


    D understanding your context
    D. Understanding Your Context

    • Who is your audience?

      • Faculty, researchers, students, administrator

  • What is your location and facilities?

    • Poster Size

    • Handouts

  • How are you presenting?

    • Individual or Group

  • What is your edge?


  • E graphical design elements
    E. Graphical Design Elements

    • KISS Principle (Keep It Simple Stupid)

    • Font

      • Type – Easy to Read such as Arial

      • Don’t Use more than 2 types

      • Use CAPS, Bold, Italics, and Underline sparingly

      • Size

        • Summary: small font is unacceptable


    E graphical design elements cont
    E. Graphical Design Elements (cont.)

    • Graphics

      • Strike a balance - attractive without being overbearing

      • Only add if it provides interest to the display and complements the subject matter

  • Color

    • Develop a color scheme


  • E graphic example
    E. Graphic Example

    2 - EPS

    1 - Gif


    E graphic example1
    E. Graphic Example

    2 - EPS

    1 - Gif


    F using powerpoint
    F. Using PowerPoint

    • Page Setup for 3’ x 4’

      • H = 32.6”

      • W = 42.6”

  • 1 page

  • Use zoom function

  • PowerPoint can files, graphs, etc, from most windows based programs including Excel, Visio, Word, and graphics programs


  • G suggestions for presentations
    G. Suggestions for Presentations

    • Remember to bring something to hang your poster (thumbtacks, tape, etc.)

    • Contact information

    • Prepare short speech on your topic

    • Prepare handouts

    • Comfortable shoes


    H top 10 poster problems

    Cluttered

    Small Font

    Too technical

    Too simple

    Too confusing

    Poor graphics

    Spelling errors

    SHOUTS AT YOU

    Inconsistency

    Not appropriate for audience

    H. Top 10 Poster Problems


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