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1 Presentations and Conferences Helen C. Harton University of Northern Iowa Collaborators: Anyone and everyone

2 General Info Where should you present? Where should you present? How should you present (poster vs. paper)? How should you present (poster vs. paper)? Can you present something more than once? Can you present something more than once? What should you put in the abstract? (follow directions, use completed data) What should you put in the abstract? (follow directions, use completed data)

3 For Posters or Presentations Consider going to conferences alone Consider going to conferences alone Dress professionally Dress professionally Consider your audience Consider your audience Stay for the whole session Stay for the whole session Be on time Be on time Don’t use acronyms Don’t use acronyms Bring backups Bring backups Don’t use busy backgrounds Don’t use busy backgrounds

4 Mostly Presentations Don’t overcaffeinate Don’t overcaffeinate Move just enough, stand up Move just enough, stand up Speak to audience, not computer Speak to audience, not computer Consider humor and enthusiasm Consider humor and enthusiasm Make sure you can easily see a watch or clock Make sure you can easily see a watch or clock Don’t write out everything Don’t write out everything Don’t carry cards with you if you can avoid it Don’t carry cards with you if you can avoid it Identify and try to hide your annoying habits Identify and try to hide your annoying habits Know whether you practice slow or fast Know whether you practice slow or fast

5 Powerpoint Hints Don’t be too fancy Don’t be too fancy Don’t be cutsy Don’t be cutsy Keep points short Keep points short Only use things that help make your points (e.g., sounds, animation, backgrounds, effects) Only use things that help make your points (e.g., sounds, animation, backgrounds, effects) Label your graphs and everything else Label your graphs and everything else Keep things parallel Keep things parallel For PP, use light on dark For PP, use light on dark Use consistent scheme and font size Use consistent scheme and font size Don’t use color blind combos or weak colors Don’t use color blind combos or weak colors Keep in mind the rule of thumb Keep in mind the rule of thumb

6 Research Talks min at conferences, thesis defense min at conferences, thesis defense Give nice lead in on intro slide Give nice lead in on intro slide Address theory and some studies directly related to logic of hypo (keep lit review to min) Address theory and some studies directly related to logic of hypo (keep lit review to min) No more than 5 min til data at conf. Rule of less than 1/3 No more than 5 min til data at conf. Rule of less than 1/3 Overall, no more than minute a slide (1-3 min) Overall, no more than minute a slide (1-3 min)

7 Models of Racism Symbolic or modern racism (McConahay, Sears) Symbolic or modern racism (McConahay, Sears) Aversive racism (Dovidio & Gaertner) Aversive racism (Dovidio & Gaertner) Ambivalent racism (Katz) Ambivalent racism (Katz)

8 Integrated Model of Racism Dovidio & Gaertner, 1986, 1998 Dovidio & Gaertner, 1986, 1998 Political conservatives—modern racism Political conservatives—modern racism Political liberals—aversive racism Political liberals—aversive racism

9 Previous Research Links between modern racism and conservatism Links between modern racism and conservatism Aversive racism studies in liberal environment Aversive racism studies in liberal environment Gaertner et al., 1973—responses to telephone caller Gaertner et al., 1973—responses to telephone caller Sniderman et al. 1991—responses to laid off worker Sniderman et al. 1991—responses to laid off worker

10 Predictions When race and justice are salient, conservatives should respond with bias against AAs, whereas liberals should respond with bias toward AAs. When race and justice are salient, conservatives should respond with bias against AAs, whereas liberals should respond with bias toward AAs. Liberals should show physiological arousal in the presence of an AA, whereas conservatives should not. Liberals should show physiological arousal in the presence of an AA, whereas conservatives should not. Liberals should show more discrepancies between their implicit and explicit levels of racism than conservatives. Liberals should show more discrepancies between their implicit and explicit levels of racism than conservatives.

11 More Hints--Method Go into more detail on method Go into more detail on method Number and type of participants Number and type of participants Scales, sample items Scales, sample items General procedure General procedure But still be concise But still be concise No less than 24 point font No less than 24 point font

12 Study 1: Do liberals and conservatives respond differently to an EA vs. AA officer? Sample 1: 64 EA community participants Sample 1: 64 EA community participants Sample 2: 62 EA community participants Sample 2: 62 EA community participants 2 (officer race) X 3 (political orientation) 2 (officer race) X 3 (political orientation) “In your opinion, is this a case of double jeopardy?” “In your opinion, is this a case of double jeopardy?” Political orientation (r =.76 with scale) Political orientation (r =.76 with scale) Modern racism scale (McConahay, 1986) Modern racism scale (McConahay, 1986)

13 More Hints--Results SHOW DATA SHOW DATA Show variability, effect size, means Show variability, effect size, means Use graphs and tables Use graphs and tables Keep graphs simple (no 3-D, etc.) Keep graphs simple (no 3-D, etc.) Label graphs Label graphs Point out what you want people to see Point out what you want people to see Know your graphs and data Know your graphs and data Only present the most relevant results Only present the most relevant results

14 Sample 1: Liberals and conservatives respond with opposite biases.

15 More Hints--Discussion Summarize, tell what it means, explain weird results Summarize, tell what it means, explain weird results Don’t get into “H1” mode Don’t get into “H1” mode Tie back to theory Tie back to theory Mention main limitations and ideas for future Mention main limitations and ideas for future Talk about implications and end STRONG Talk about implications and end STRONG

16 Conclusions Liberals may have underlying negative feelings toward AAs that, together with a desire to be nonprejudiced, leads to inner conflict and a bias toward AAs in some situations. Liberals may have underlying negative feelings toward AAs that, together with a desire to be nonprejudiced, leads to inner conflict and a bias toward AAs in some situations. Conservatives may have rationalized their negative feelings toward AAs, leading them to display bias against AAs in some situations. Conservatives may have rationalized their negative feelings toward AAs, leading them to display bias against AAs in some situations.

17 Further Research Mediation of these effects (responsibility, anger, sympathy) Mediation of these effects (responsibility, anger, sympathy) Broader sample (web survey) Broader sample (web survey) Conservative reaction to conservative AAs Conservative reaction to conservative AAs Liberals breaking contact with AAs Liberals breaking contact with AAs Liberals discriminating if can be attributed to non-race factors Liberals discriminating if can be attributed to non-race factors Combining physiological and rating data in one study in new area (dating) Combining physiological and rating data in one study in new area (dating)

18 Implications Although the results may seem discouraging, they do indicate that we’re moving closer to a “color-blind” society: Although the results may seem discouraging, they do indicate that we’re moving closer to a “color-blind” society: –Conservatives didn’t always discriminate. –Moderates were fairly balanced. –Liberals’ inner conflict may lead them to be intolerant of prejudice.

19 Additional for Posters Make it big and friendly/readable Make it big and friendly/readable Make it one or several pages Make it one or several pages Don’t leave poster un-personed Don’t leave poster un-personed Use pictures/graphs IF they add Use pictures/graphs IF they add Use black text on white/light background, avoid patterned backgrounds Use black text on white/light background, avoid patterned backgrounds Keep font size and color scheme consistent Keep font size and color scheme consistent Don’t overtext Don’t overtext Have references somewhere Have references somewhere

20 Responding to Questions Always be nice Always be nice Make it sound like what they said makes sense Make it sound like what they said makes sense Don’t be defensive Don’t be defensive If nothing else, say “that’s a good question— what do you think?” If nothing else, say “that’s a good question— what do you think?”

21 Why present? It’s fun! It’s fun! It’s important! It’s important! Types of presentations Types of presentations –Addresses –Symposia –Invited talks –Presentations –Posters Submit abstract Submit abstract Some possible conferences for you Some possible conferences for you

22 Other do’s and don’ts Crying, passing out Crying, passing out Going too long Going too long Not being there or having a bad attitude Not being there or having a bad attitude Dressing too weird or sexy Dressing too weird or sexy Having too much text Having too much text Posters that look like elementary bulletin boards Posters that look like elementary bulletin boards ??? ???


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