An EasyGuide to Research Presentations
- Janie H. Wilson - Georgia Southern University, USA
- Beth M. Schwartz - Endicott College
“Presentations can be overwhelming to students . . . the tone [of this book] may help to relieve some anxiety . . . This text is excellent for both novice and more experienced students. It will be a very useful manual for students who are required to prepare a poster presentation for course fulfillment [and] also for students who present research at regional and national meetings.”
“This is a major component to my course—oral and poster presentations—and something my department is looking to enhance within our majors.”
“I like the comprehensive approach to presentations . . . from personal prep beforehand, to creation, to following up afterward.”
This guide helps students to understand better the publishing process and to realize that publishing is an outlet that they, too, can strive to accomplish and that it is not a privilege reserved only for advanced researchers. Upon completion of this guide, students will be better equipped with the skills to share their own research, from the classroom to a conference to a professional journal.
very nice an convenient collection of how to present one's research.
Just what our students needs, easy guide to oral and poster presentations. Suitable material for PC and Mac users, includes material for students planning to publish their work. Very compact guide for all students planning their research presentation.
The volume on 'Research Presentations' offers information on and insight into various perspectives and variations in instruments and tools for presentations of research outcomes as well as proceedings in theory discourses. It integrates the psychological perspectives of presentations in chapters "overcoming fear of public speaking" and "professionalism and managing your audience". It further includes step-by-step instructions on how to submit work for potential publication and checklists for poster and talk presentations. Against the background of alternative well known handbooks with a comparable focus this volume distinguishes positively as it is not centered around the generally most prominent presentation tool 'Power Point', but considers alternative programs like Prezi and Keynote for Mac oral presentations. Thus true alternatives are offered and contrasted with the well known PPT. Further, the explicit emphasis on poster presentations is to be highlighted. This alternative option for presentations has developed to be a true alternative to oral presentations especially at prominent conferences with a high number of offers for presentation and academic contributions. In this perspective the volume offers detailed advices and recommendations including an assessment checklist parallel to the checklist for oral presentations. The volume is highly recommendable both to students and lecturers.
A useful addition to research methods module reading lists
As students have to make presentations about their research projects, I believe this book will provide them a easy to follow guide, which the students will find helpful and therefore I will recommend it.
This is a really good "hands-on" book to use for researchers who are unexperienced in preparing presentations. It´s also a reminder of the fact that "there is more to life than power-point".