Presenting Your Findings Oral & Poster Presentations Frances L. Chumney, Summer 2005 Oral Presentations Things That Matter Contents (duh!) Graphs, Figures Images Visual Appeal Graphics & Illustrations You Contents Title Slide Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion
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Oral & Poster Presentations
Frances L. Chumney, Summer 2005
The present study extended the research of Zinser, et al. (2004) and Straub and Seaton (1993) in five tasks designed to compare the configurational knowledge of the U.S. states in men and women. For the site-name memory task, participants listed as many of the 50 states and 25 largest cities as they could remember. For the site-name-with-map-aid task, an outline map of the U.S. was provided. For the map-labeling task, participants were required to write the name of the states and major cities on the maps. For the fragmented U.S. state maps task, participants wrote the names of the states and cities on cut-outs of each state. For the fifth task, the U.S. was shown divided into regions: southeast, northeast, midwest, west, and southwest, and participants were asked to name and draw the outlines of each of the continental states within its appropriate region and to provide the names and locations of the 25 largest cities. A demographic questionnaire had the participants rate themselves on ability to visualize geographic locations, ability to recall state and city names with and without a map, and ability to give easy-to-follow directions, all before and after completing the map tasks. Men performed better on the cities of the site-name task, but no difference was found on the states measure; no gender differences were found for the site-name-with-map-aid or the map reproduction tasks; and men performed significantly better than did women on both the states and cities of the map labeling and the fragmented states labeling tasks. The gender difference from the fragmented states task suggested that men were superior in configurational knowledge of the outlines of the states. The ratings and experience data suggested that the gender differences in knowledge of the cities and states of the U. S. were a joint product of nature and nurture.
Site-name Memory: No significant gender differences were expected
Site-name with Map-aid: A significant gender difference was expected for the states, but not for the cities portion of this task
Map Labeling: Men were expected to identify a significantly larger number of states and cities
Fragmented U.S. States: Will illustrate the effect of state shape or configuration on geographic knowledge; A gender difference favoring men was expected
Map Reproduction: Will show the knowledge of and ability to reproduce configurational information about the relative shapes, sizes, and locations of U.S. states and cities; men expected to perform better
Fragmented U.S. States
Map Reproduction of U.S. States and Cities
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