An EasyGuide to Research Presentations (EasyGuide Series)

An EasyGuide to Research Presentations (EasyGuide Series)

By: Janie H. Wilson (author), Beth M. Schwartz (author)Paperback

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Covering all aspects of presentations--poster presentations to oral and even video presentations-this text provides students with thorough coverage of presentation of their research. This brief handbook helps students in their professional development as they learn the ropes of sharing their work and experience the thrill of becoming part of a strong scientific community. Wilson and Schwartz offer applied, step-by-step instructions on how to present research in a professional manner. Their book includes example poster layouts, checklists for preparing a presentation, and assessments to show students what members of the audience (and instructors) are looking for in their presentation. The latest presentation software and methods are included with coverage of Keynote and asynchronous video presentations covered in separate chapters.

About Author

Janie H. Wilson I received my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1994. Since that time, I have been teaching and conducting research at Georgia Southern University. In the classroom, I specialize in teaching and learning in statistics and research methods. Research interests include rapport in teaching based on empirical data on the first day of class, electronic communications, interactions with students in a traditional classroom, syllabus design, and the development and validation of the Professor-Student Rapport Scale. Publications include two recent texts with Sage: An EasyGuide to Research Presentations and An EasyGuide to Research Design and SPSS. I have had the pleasure to contribute numerous chapters to edited books and have co-edited several books related to teaching and learning. I publish extensively on the scholarship of teaching and learning and have offered over 60 conference presentations, including several invited keynote addresses. For 2016, I am honored to serve as the President of Division Two of APA. My primary initiative is sharing the science of psychology with students and the general community. Beth M. Schwartz is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio. She was on the faculty at Randolph College, in Lynchburg, VA for 24 years, where she was the William E. and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen '23 Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the College. She received a BA at Colby College (Maine) and a PhD in cognitive psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her scholarship focuses on two areas of interest: (a) children's memory development and how this applies to children's eyewitness reports and (b) the scholarship of teaching and learning/pedagogical research. In addition to numerous professional presentations at conferences, she has published many book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Ethics and Behavior, Law and Human Behavior, and Applied Developmental Science. She has also edited and coauthored books, including Child Abuse: A Global View (Schwartz, McCauley, & Epstein, 2001), Optimizing Teaching and Learning (Gurung & Schwartz, 2012), and Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education (Schwartz & Gurung, 2012). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society and is a Fellow of Division 2 of APA (Society for the Teaching of Psychology). She was an award-winning teacher at Randolph College, where she taught Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, and the capstone course. She received the Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring from the American Psych-Law Society, the Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching at Randolph College, the Katherine Graves Davidson Excellence in Scholarship Award from Randolph College, and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Certificate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


SECTION I: OVERVIEW 1. Sharing the Wealth: Orientation to the Guide 2. Do Not Let Fear Stop You: Overcoming Anxiety 3. How Do I Get Started? SECTION II: POSTER PRESENTATIONS 4. Posters Are Not Just for Dorm-Room Walls 5. Adding Pizzazz to Posters SECTION III: ORAL PRESENTATIONS 6. Oral Presentations with PowerPoint 7. Prezi Presentations: An Alternative to PowerPoint 8. Keynote Presentations: Slides for Mac 9. Effective Oral Presentations: Preparing for Your Performance SECTION IV: BEYOND CONTENT: PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD 10. The Day Before Your Presentation 11. The Day of Your Presentation 12. The Day After Your Presentation SECTION V: SHARING WITH A WIDER AUDIENCE 13. Video Yourself: Asynchronous Presentations 14. Publishing: The Ultimate Presentation APPENDICES A. Checklists for Papers and Oral Presentations B. Assessment of Posters and Oral Presentations: Rubrics

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452292670
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781452292670
  • ISBN10: 1452292671

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