Writing a Research Poster Report

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The poster is designed to represent a significant work in a small amount of space. There are usually size limitation to the poster (usually about 4’ by 6’). The poster should be self-contained and self explanatory.

Poster Appearance and Layout:

-Attention to details and presentation are important for an aesthetically pleasing poster.

-All words and diagrams should be easily read and interpreted from at least 3 feet away.

-Arrange materials in columns (up to five columns can be achieved from a standard sized poster)

-Text may be written on standard sized (8x11) paper sheets. Topics may be separated by space between sheets.

-A title banner goes on top of the poster. The title includes the title of the project, the authors (in order of contribution) and academic affiliation.

-Each text section begins with a bolded title followed by the text

-Place your most significant and important content at eye level (below the title) and supporting evidence below.

Contents:

-Introduction
-Begins with the basic problem that motivates the study (i.e., The proliferation and widespread use of psychological tests that have not been examined for reliability or validity calls to question how many decisions about people are being made from inappropriate test data). This section should contain some of the literature that supports or outlines the general problem.

-Then includes the more specific problem of your study (i.e., The Depression Screening Inventory (DSE) purports to measure depression and is readily available on the internet, but to date has not been tested for reliability or validity). This part should contain some of the literature that outlines your specific problem.

-Lastly, you should state your research hypothesis. In plain words, what you are hoping to find by doing this test (based on the literature and theoretical ideas you have found and become familiar with) (i.e., If valid, individual’s scores on...
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