To begin the process of creating my research poster I used a template structure that I found whilst researching into what a research poster is all about. I mimicked the colours and basic layout just to initially incorporate my content in, and then in due time work on the design and how I can relate it to my chosen research proposal.
I kept a basic structure and headings for my research poster so that it is easy to understand without to much hassle and could be recognized quickly and efficiently.
– Summarizes your research project
– Brief information on your objectives, hypothesis, methodology data and conclusions.
In this section I gave a brief introduction as to what my research project is about, as well as the main research question I am going to be investigating.
– Comprehensive review of existing literature on your topic and closely related topics.
– Informed critical analysis
– Identify areas of controversy withing the chosen literature
– Formulate further research questions for research.
In this segment I gave an overview of the main literature that I came across during my research that was not exactly what I will be investigating in, however it was closely related and had very useful information.
– Clear, focused, arguable and concise questions.
– Research questions help focus your research by providing a path through the research and writing process.
My research questions were questions that needed to be answered in order to find out my main proposal question.
– How are you going to carry out your research? Books, Journals, Surveys, Website Links, Videos etc
– Quantitative: for example, measuring the number of time someones does something under certain conditions.
– Qualitative: for example, asking people how they feel about a certain situation.
Again this portion of my research poster, was quite detailed in exactly what materials I was going to use to undergo my research.
Date and Analysis:
– Describe clearly the assumptions you have made analyzing the data.
I left this part of my research poster blank as I was still struggling to understand what information was needed. After my critique on my initial design poster, I will be able to understand in more depth what exactly I need to do.
Before the final research poster is handed in, I will give my initial design poster in for a quick evaluation and critique. I will be able to identify what exactly needs expansion and improvement as well as gain a better understanding for the data and analysis segment of my poster.
I will also be re-designing the layout design to make it more relevant to my research proposal topic and include detailed and relevant images.