- Primary Findings PowerPoint Presentation = 75 points
- Primary Research Tabulation Chart = 50 points
- Primary Research Survey Questionnaire = 75 points
Your team’s PowerPoint presentation will provide the results that your team discovered based on the Survey Questionnaire that your team handed-out on campus. It should be visually based – graphs, charts, illustration, pictures, etc. Your team wants to give your presentation audience a clear picture of your team’s (1) chosen topic, (2) how your team chose to focus the survey questionnaire to get the information your team intended (i.e. organization of ideas), (3) the results of the survey, and (4) your team’s take-away: the surprises or “ahh-hahs!” This project should be fun as well as informative so have a good time with it and be creative if you choose.
As an example, let’s say my team has chosen “Students and Stress: How they deal!”
My team would first conduct (1) Secondary Research on common causes of stress, (2) how stress manifests in the human body, and (3) adaptive and maladaptive ways to deal with stress. What your team chooses to gather research on will vary. The choice is based on your topic and the impact you would like to create for your audience.
Primary Research Survey Questionnaire = 75 points
Next my team would create a survey questionnaire to capture the information from students that we are interested in. The survey questionnaire should have 5-7 demographic questions first and then 20 to 25 research questions (20-25 is a good number to ensure that you have enough interesting information to present and discuss in your presentation).
Remember key principles from our textbook:
- Only 1 topic per questions
- Avoid leading questions
- Provide exhaustive answer
- Consider the logical order of your research questions
- Consider placing like questions into groups under specific subheadings
- Consider inviting your survey respondents to write a final response (this tends to generate very interesting ideas)
- Arrange your survey questions into a beautiful lay-out
When distributing the survey, avoid talking to the respondent s. You want to ensure that you do not influence responses.
Primary Research Tabulation Chart = 50 points
Charting your Teams Results:
If your team has three remembers and each person hands out 25 surveys, then the base amount for all percentages is 75.
Let’s say results show (you count the responses and record them) that there are 57 women and 18 men; then your table would look like this:
What is your gender?
With this document too, consider the lay out and the visual appeal of the presentation. Those considerations will be factored into your grade.
Primary Findings PowerPoint Presentation = 100 points
Chapter 12 presented 5 principles for creating visual aids (charts, graphs, tables) that should be incorporated into the visuals you present in your PowerPoint Slide show.
Continuing with the theme of student stress, my team would first present key findings from the Secondary Research we conducted and then present the Primary Research from student surveys. Then my team could compare and contrast the results and make fact based hypotheses about the results. There is no right or wrong to do this; just make it interesting!
Your team can include as many slides as you feel your team needs to in order to fully cover your topic. Slides should be visually based, not text based. Also, please do not read the slides or notes; speak extemporaneously. Good luck!
PowerPoint Slide Show: 50 points
Speech: 25 points