“Presentations can be overwhelming to students . . . the tone [of this book] may help to relieve some anxiety . . . This text is excellent for both novice and more experienced students. It will be a very useful manual for students who are required to prepare a poster presentation for course fulfillment [and] also for students who present research at regional and national meetings.” (Angela M. Sikorski)
“This is a major component to my course—oral and poster presentations—and something my department is looking to enhance within our majors.” (Christopher Klein)
“I like the comprehensive approach to presentations . . . from personal prep beforehand, to creation, to following up afterward.” (Anthony D. Hermann)
This guide helps students to understand better the publishing process and to realize that publishing is an outlet that they, too, can strive to accomplish and that it is not a privilege reserved only for advanced researchers. Upon completion of this guide, students will be better equipped with the skills to share their own research, from the classroom to a conference to a professional journal. (Renee Boburka, East Stroudsburg University, USA)
About the Author
Janie H. Wilson (PhD, University of South Carolina) teaches and conducts research at Georgia Southern University. In the classroom, Dr. Wilson specializes in teaching and learning in statistics and research methods and focuses on involving undergraduates in her research as well as mentoring students to complete their own projects. Dr. Wilson is the author or co-author of a number of textbooks and contributed chapters. In addition, she has published in numerous journals, including Teaching of Psychology, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Journal of Classroom Interaction, College Teaching, and Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education and has given over sixty conference presentations. She currently serves as the vice president of programming for Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. The recipient of many awards for teaching excellence, Dr. Wilson was honored with the Ruffin Cup award for excellence in contributions to the college of liberal arts and social sciences in 2013.
Beth M. Schwartz (PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo) is currently the William E. and Catherine Ehrman Thoresen ’23 Professor of Psychology and Assistant Dean of the College at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition to numerous professional presentations at conferences, she has authored and co-authored many book chapters and articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Ethics and Behaviors, Law and Human Behavior, and Applied Developmental Science. Dr. Schwartz has also edited and co-authored numerous books, including An EasyGuide to APA Style, An EasyGuide to Research Presentations, Child Abuse: A Global View, Optimizing Teaching and Learning, and Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is an award-winning teacher and scholar at Randolph College, where she teaches introductory psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, forensic psychology, and the senior research capstone course.