I am preparing my first research poster for a conference at my school that allows for participants to present on unfinished work. I would be interested to know from more experienced researchers what they would want to see in terms of content if they were to view a poster that does not have any results yet. I have also included below a couple of headings that I feel could be included in the design of the poster with a brief description of what I think they ought to contain. The ones that are surrounded by ?? indicate subject headings I am not confident should be worth including, but the first three seem somewhat standard.
To offer some context, I have a model but just have not been able to get preliminary results because we were waiting on data for a long time through a data sharing agreement.
- Summary --- One or two bullets that can justify the project and is easily digestable
- Introduction --- Offers some background and motivation to the research and ends in the research question trying to be answered
- Data and Methods --- Points to the data used in the research project and methods used to answer the research question
- ?Expected Results? --- Because I don't have any actual results, I am thinking that I could supplement those with what answers I might expect to find.
- ?Implications? --- Because I don't have any results, I can't really draw any conclusions. However, I think that answering my research question will have broader implications