3. Does the poster inform the reader of the rationale of this study?
a. What is the research issue?
b. Why is it an issue, and why now?
c. How and when is it going to be investigated?
d. What could this research shed light on?
Title: initially this might be regarded as a working title, and ideally should mirror closely the content of the poster. The title is particularly important for a poster. In general, a good title will get people to stop and listen.
2) Introductory part: This informs the reader of the problem or situation and the context you are interested in. The goal is to give the reviewers some basic academic information they can use to evaluate the significance of the research proposal.
3) Rationale for this study.
- What is the research issue?
- Why is it an issue, and why now?
- How and when is it going to be investigated?
- What could this research shed light on?
You have to introduce the topic and clarify the significance of what you are trying to present. That is, you have to present research questions with a logical sequencing of facts. You have to give examples to illustrate your rational. Be sure to have a conclusion that summarizes your take-home message (why is it an issue now? what could this research shed light on?).
Your poster should be constructed so that it presents the desired information in a self-explanatory manner. You have to think of a poster as a series of highly efficient, organized panels upon which appear synopses of the relevant information you want to convey (what is the research issue?) – just enough to get your point across.
Include references. Make it clear that you know what has been done in your area in the past and where your research will fit in.
You have to make your poster visually appealing. Have fun. Be creative. Incorporate colour. Use photographs, graphs, charts, maps, and the like. Simplify charts and figures to include only relevant information. Be attentive to the layout and placement of your materials.
Write clearly. Make sure your poster includes complete sentences and accurate spelling and punctuation.
7.3.2 Element 011 (Full Research Proposal)