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  • 1. SOC2002: Sociological Analysis and Research Methods LECTURE 8: Writing and presenting project proposals Lecturer: Bonnie Green [email_address]
  • 2. The research process: today… Reporting Topic/Object 1 2 3 4 5 6 LECTURE 8 Research question Research design Data collection Data analysis Interpretation Literature review, and/or field reconnaissance Choosing indicators & Project Planning Ethics Quality
  • 3. Writing and presenting proposals
    • What is a formal project proposal?
    • What should be included in a formal project proposal?
    • How does content differ between verbal and written presentations?
    • How do assessment criteria differ between verbal and written presentations?
  • 4. What is a formal project proposal?
    • Krathwohl (1998: 65):
      • "It is an opportunity for you to present your idea and proposed actions for consideration"
      • How the idea builds on what has been done before
      • How you will proceed
      • How you will avoid pitfalls
      • Why pitfalls you have not avoided are not a serious threat
      • What the study's consequences likely to be
  • 5. What is a formal project proposal?
    • Krathwohl (1998: 65):
      • "a carefully prepared, enthusiastic, interestingly written, skilled presentation"
      • "displays your ability to assemble the forgoing materials into an internally consistent chain of reasoning"
    • Maxwell (1996: 100-1):
      • "to explain and justify your proposed study to an audience of non-experts on your topic"
        • It should be a 'stand-alone' document
  • 6. What should be included?
    • Headings:
      • Title and title page
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Research questions
      • The literature
      • Methodology
      • Limitations and delimitations
      • Consent, access, and data and participant protection
  • 7. Verbal v. written presentations
    • Written
      • Individual, extended presentation
      • Approx. 1500 words (excluding references and appendices)
      • Individual mark and feedback
    • Verbal
      • Team effort
      • Necessarily shorter
        • Average talking speed ~150 words per minute
      • Group mark and feedback
  • 8. Tips for verbal presentations
    • Think about:
      • Who for?
        • Audience & Expectations
      • What to include?
        • Focus & Content
      • How?
        • Structure & Visual Aids
      • Why?
        • Motivate your audience
  • 9. Tips for verbal presentations
    • The two most important elements in giving a good presentation are:
      • A clear message
      • Good presentation behaviour
    • Match the message and the medium and you’ll hit the jackpot!
  • 10. Tips for verbal presentations
    • Structuring your talk:
      • keep it simple
    • Make it linear:
      • Introduction: Tell them what you're going to tell them
      • Main Content: Tell them
      • Summary: Tell them what you've told them
  • 11. Tips for verbal presentations
    • Deciding on content
      • What’s the main point you want to make?
      • Essential v. Ideal
      • Explain, support, illustrate
    • Joining content
      • A sequence of first, second and third?
      • Contrasting ideas e.g. “on the one hand..., but on the other hand..?”
  • 12. Tips for verbal presentations
    • Do use powerpoint
    • But…
  • 13. Powerpoint: Be Normal!
    • Use consistent colour and layout
    • > 50 words won’t read
    • FONT size (24 min) and type (Arial & Helvetica)
    • 3-5 colours max
    • Aim for about 2 slides per minute
    • LESS is often more!
    • University of Exeter template?
  • 14. Powerpoint
    • Use consistent colour and layout
    • > 50 words won’t read
    • Font size (24 min) and type (Arial & Helvetica)
    • 3-5 colours max
    • Aim for about 2 slides per minute
    • Less is often more!
    • University of Exeter template?
    75% full
  • 15. Assessment criteria for verbal presentations
    • Information
    • Structure
    • Interpretation
    • Use of Evidence
    • Presentation Skills
    • Time Management
    • Group Skills
  • 16. Assessment criteria for written presentations
    • Clarity of argument and expression
    • Evidence of reading
    • Insight into theoretical issues
    • Critical thinking
    • Independent personal reflection linked to practical experience in the field
    • Use of appropriate evidence
    • Integration of theory and practice
  • 17. Project proposals: Summary
    • What is sampling and why do we do it?
    • Two types:
      • Statistical
      • Purposive