Effective Writing in Psychology

Papers, Posters,and Presentations

Author: Bernard C. Beins,Agatha M. Beins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111824222X

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 5917

The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style

Posters and Presentations

Author: Emily Bethell,Clare Milsom

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137357096

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5794

This practical pocket guide offers valuable advice on how to communicate ideas via effective posters and presentations. An asset to university students at all stages, it explores genuine examples of student work to illustrate key learning points and covers timely topics such as electronic posters and video streaming.

Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively

Author: Gregory S. Patience,Daria C. Boffito,Paul Patience

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128017090

Category: Medical

Page: 284

View: 2344

Communicate Science Papers, Presentations, and Posters Effectively is a guidebook on science writing and communication that professors, students, and professionals in the STEM fields can use in a practical way. This book advocates a clear and concise writing and presenting style, enabling users to concentrate on content. The text is useful to both native and non-native English speakers, identifying best practices for preparing graphs and tables, and offering practical guidance for writing equations. It includes content on significant figures and error bars, and provides the reader with extensive practice material consisting of both exercises and solutions. Covers how to accurately and clearly exhibit results, ideas, and conclusions Identifies phrases common in scientific literature that should never be used Discusses the theory of presentation, including “before and after examples highlighting best practices Provides concrete, step-by-step examples on how to make camera ready graphs and tables

Displaying Your Findings

A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations

Author: Adelheid A. M. Nicol,Penny M. Pexman

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433807077

Category: Psychology

Page: 191

View: 651

This book offers readers essential guidance on creating figures that effectively present their findings. Figure examples have been updated to reflect the reporting standards and graphics presentation outlined in the sixth edition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Included in this revised edition are tips and tricks for designing figures as well as numerous examples of figures that accompany fictional studies. Chapters cover figures commonly used in psychology and other behavioural science journals, such as bar graphs, line graphs, plots, charts, and photographs. Quick-reference checklists for general and specific types of figures summarize important points to help readers save time in deciding on the best way to present figures. ( Back of Book).

Designing Science Presentations

A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More

Author: Matt Carter

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123859700

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3830

Designing Science Presentations guides researchers and graduate students of virtually any discipline in the creation of compelling science communication. Most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material, yet it is essential for publishing in high-quality journals, soliciting funding, attracting lab personnel, and advancing a career. This clear, readable volume fills that gap and provides visually intensive guidance at every step—from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites. It provides pragmatic advice on the preparation and delivery of exceptional scientific presentations; demonstrates hundreds of visually striking presentation techniques, giving readers inspiration for creating their own; and is structured so that readers can easily find answers to particular questions. Clear heading for each section indicates its message, highlighted with graphic illustrations Two summary paragraphs that complement the visual images and clearly discuss the main point Numerous examples of high-quality figures, page layouts, slides, posters, and web pages to help stimulate readers' ideas for their own presentations Numerous "before and after" examples to illustrate the contrast between poor and outstanding presentations

Academic & Scientific Poster Presentation

A Modern Comprehensive Guide

Author: Nicholas Rowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319612808

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 6211

This book offers the first comprehensive guide to poster presentation at academic, scientific and professional conferences. Each chapter explores different factors that impact upon how posters function, and how they fit within today’s conference practices, as well as provides guidance on how to address compilation and presentation issues with the poster medium. Drawing from fields of education, psychology, advertising and other areas, the book offers examples of how theories may be applied to practice in terms of both traditional paper and electronic poster formats. Importantly, the book offers a critical examination of how academic and scientific posters are able to achieve their potential for knowledge dissemination, networking and knowledge transfer. The many new and challenging findings provide an evidence-based approach to help both novice and experienced presenters compile effective poster presentations, and to see how poster presentations can best be used to share knowledge, facilitate networking, and promote dialogue. Additionally, educators, employers, and conference organizers may use this book to re-evaluate how conferences meet the needs of today’s globally connected peer groups, and the benefit they provide at individual and group levels.

Scientific Papers and Presentations

Author: Martha Davis,Kaaron Joann Davis,Marion Dunagan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847281

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 1757

Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide. Covers all aspects of communication for early scientists from research to thesis to presentations. Discusses how to use multi-media effectively in presentations and communication Includes an extensive appendices section with detailed examples for further guidance

Scientific Papers and Presentations

Author: Martha Davis,Kaaron Joann Davis,Marion Dunagan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123847281

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 7602

Electronic publishing and electronic means of text and data presentation have changed enormously since the first edition of this book was published in 1997. The third edition of Scientific Papers and Presentations applies traditional principles to today's modern techniques and the changing needs of up-and-coming academia. Topics include designing visual aids, writing first drafts, reviewing and revising, communicating clearly and concisely, adhering to stylistic principles, presenting data in tables and figures, dealing with ethical and legal issues, and relating science to the lay audience. This successful legacy title is an essential guide to professional communication, provides a wealth of information and detail and is a useful guide. Covers all aspects of communication for early scientists from research to thesis to presentations. Discusses how to use multi-media effectively in presentations and communication Includes an extensive appendices section with detailed examples for further guidance

Academic Presenting and Presentations

Student's Book

Author: Peter Levrai,Averil Bolster

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734783674

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 1605

Academic Presenting and Presentations (APP) is a research-based training course designed to help students cultivate academic presentation skills and deal with the various presentation tasks they may be expected to fulfil as part of their university or college studies. The material is suitable for a global audience and can be used in a wide range of contexts in the field of Communcation Skills, English Language Teaching and English for Academic Purposes. The instructional and practice material included not only helps students to develop their presentation skills but also deals with broader topics of interest in a study-oriented context, such as research and plagiarism. The unique content emphasises higher level task-achievement rather than discrete language points, since experience shows that this is the area most students find especially difficult. Each unit of Academic Presenting and Presentations focuses on a different presentation genre, building the students’ awareness of how to present effectively whilst at the same time focusing attention on the specific requirements of addressing an audience in an academic environment. The accompanying videos form an integral component of this course and consist of two types of presentation: Learning Presentations, which give advice to students, and Sample Presentations, which illustrate different types of presentation. The downloadable videos are included in the online support materials.

Academic & Scientific Poster Presentation

A Modern Comprehensive Guide

Author: Nicholas Rowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319612808

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 8156

This book offers the first comprehensive guide to poster presentation at academic, scientific and professional conferences. Each chapter explores different factors that impact upon how posters function, and how they fit within today’s conference practices, as well as provides guidance on how to address compilation and presentation issues with the poster medium. Drawing from fields of education, psychology, advertising and other areas, the book offers examples of how theories may be applied to practice in terms of both traditional paper and electronic poster formats. Importantly, the book offers a critical examination of how academic and scientific posters are able to achieve their potential for knowledge dissemination, networking and knowledge transfer. The many new and challenging findings provide an evidence-based approach to help both novice and experienced presenters compile effective poster presentations, and to see how poster presentations can best be used to share knowledge, facilitate networking, and promote dialogue. Additionally, educators, employers, and conference organizers may use this book to re-evaluate how conferences meet the needs of today’s globally connected peer groups, and the benefit they provide at individual and group levels.

Preparing Scientific Illustrations

A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications

Author: Mary H. Briscoe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461239869

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 4680

Every graduate student, postdoc and scientist knows that images and illustrations can make or break their lecture, poster presentation, and journal or book article. Graphics software and laser printers have placed professional-quality graphics within the reach of everyone. But in the end, whether your audience sees clear, understandable images or not depends on whether you followed the principles presented here. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of visual presentations. Understand when to use a figure, and how much information can be represented in one. See examples of bad, good, and better graphs and tables. The author also presents information on presenting DNA sequences, protein structures, and other molecular graphics. '

The Craft of Scientific Writing

Author: Michael Alley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441982884

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 3513

The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work. With this new and updated fourth edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, this one has streamlined, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Finally, the new edition does a better job of explaining how to make the process of writing more efficient. From a review of the first edition: "A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips." –Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center

Speaking about Science

A Manual for Creating Clear Presentations

Author: Scott Morgan,Barrett Whitener

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521866812

Category: Medical

Page: 126

View: 4600

Step-by-step instruction for researchers and clinicians on crafting and delivering presentations at academic conferences.

Scientific Writing and Communication

Papers, Proposals, and Presentations

Author: Angelika H. Hofmann, Ph.D.,Instructor for Scientific Writing Angelika Hofmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190278540

Category:

Page: 768

View: 3115

Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission. "

APA Style for Papers, Presentations, and Statistical Results

The Complete Guide

Author: Larry Hatcher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985867058

Category: Psychology

Page: 578

View: 7897

APA Format: Quick, Simple, and Comprehensive This user-friendly guide provides everything students and researchers will need to prepare papers, posters, and slide presentations according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010).

Nurse Retention Toolkit

Everyday Ways to Recognize and Reward Nurses

Author: Lydia Ostermeier,Bonnie Clair

Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.

ISBN: 1601462441

Category: Medical

Page: 155

View: 1906

Meet your long-term retention goals with the more than 50 techniques included in the" Nurse Retention Toolkit." Use the retention methods that work and are appreciated by your nursing staff.

Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers

Author: Birgitta Malmfors,Phil Garnsworthy,Michael Grossman

Publisher: Nottingham University Press

ISBN: 1897676123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 3162

This dynamic manual provides guidelines for written and oral scientific presentations, including how to effectively prepare and deliver papers and presentations, how to find reliable research, and how to write research proposals.

Presenting Your Research

Conferences, Symposiums, Poster Presentations and Beyond

Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904234

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 2448

For many researchers, the need to present relevant and engaging material in the most effective way in an unfamiliar setting presents a potential barrier to their success as professionals. This handy guide tackles the obstacles to effective and successful presentations, considering the range of material which might be presented, the occasions which suit different types of material and the skills needed to present research in a way that is engaging and persuasive. This book addresses questions such as: Why should I give a paper and where might I give a paper? How does the conference system works? How do I prepare an abstract/outline/synopsis? How do I chose my material and prepare it for a conference presentation? How can I prepare effective conference aids? How can I overcome my nerves? How can I prepare and present effective posters for poster presentations? As with the other titles in the Success in Research series, this guide takes a hands-on approach and includes checklists, top tips, exercises and examples to help you remember what you have read and put it immediately to work! The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.