Researcher’s Name School City, State.  Explain the background concepts that your audience needs to understand your research.  Describe why you chose.

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Researcher’s Name School City, State

 Explain the background concepts that your audience needs to understand your research.  Describe why you chose your project and it’s purpose.  State the question and concise objectives.

 State the independent (manipulated) variable, ◦ Levels of the independent variable, ◦ Control group.  State the dependent (responding) variable.  Note the constants and repeated trials. State your hypothesis

 Outline the steps you used and the materials you needed to collect your data. (Is this precise enough to be replicated?)  Use pictures to describe your procedure when possible and then describe the pictures to your audience.  Include the safety guidelines followed.

 Summary data (not raw data) are presented and should consist of: ◦ Numerical Data – titled and labeled.  Tables (charts) and graphs, or  Pictures and photographs ◦ Verbal Summary  This is a verbal summary of your findings with reference to the applicable tables, graphs or pictures.

 Evaluate the data presented for general trends and variability, using an appropriate method of analysis, such as: ◦ Measure of central tendency, ◦ Measure of variation, ◦ Statistical analysis.  Demonstrate an understanding of the analysis you used, by describing: ◦ How it was done. ◦ What it means.

 This is where you interpret your results. ◦ State your major findings. ◦ Compare them to other research.  Your statistical analysis should support the conclusions that you are drawing from your data and the explanations that you propose.  What are the major reasons, with citations, that explain the major trends found in your data?

 State your conclusions clearly and concisely.  State whether the hypothesis is accepted or rejected.  Suggest any improvements that could be made.  What are the ‘next steps’ in your research?

 The sources you used should be cited. ◦ This can be done in a slide(s) here, or ◦ The sources used for each slide can be listed in the footer of the slide.

 This is reserved for those individuals you want to thank. Note. Although this was not part of your paper, it is suggested that you include a list of acknowledgements here.

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