Project Title

Report
Research Presentation Directions
Follow the instructions on this document to complete your Research Project
Presentation. You will submit this Powerpoint to your Teacher/CRA via DropBox.
Please keep in mind the following things before beginning:
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ALL SENSITIVE OR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION MUST BE
APPROVED BY WVU-IRB. (example: blood pressure, weight, sex, drug use,
etc.).
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ANY RESEARCH ON VERTEBRATE ANIMALS MUST BE APPROVED BY
WVU- IACUC.
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ANY SURVEYS MUST BE APPROVED BY YOUR CRA BEFORE
BEGINNING THE PROJECT. Survey projects must include interventions, not
just surveys. Surveys used for background information or justification for project
also HAVE to be approved before they are given out.
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Delete all guide slides and words before you submit your final presentation.
Important Dates
Research Presentation
Original Doc Students/teachers submit Doc 1 on October 15 via DropBox. If there is a problem with
1
DropBox let your CRA know as soon as possible.
Return of CRAs will return Doc 1 with comments no latter than November 4th through DropBox.
Doc 1
Revisions
Approved
Doc 1
Begins when your CRA returns Doc 1 until Doc 1 is approved. Revisions will continue
through DropBox.
All revisions must be complete BEFORE January 15.
All projects methods and/or surveys must be approved on January 15. Failure to do so will
result in a formal letter sent home from your CRA and field site. You will also have to
appear in front of your Local Governing Board.
Final
Final presentation must be approved by HSTA teacher and submitted to Dropbox before
Presentation your symposium date.
2014 Symposia
TBA
Project Title
Your/Group Names
School Name
HSTA Teacher Name
Observation/Statement of Problem
• Problem statement expresses an understanding of the
problem & how to solve it.
– What is the problem you are trying to address?
– Why is this a problem?
– Tell us about your idea for a project and how it connects to
the problem statement? Your project idea should set out
to solve or better understand the problem.
• Relationship to community health is stated, referenced
& literature research cited.
– Describe what you have observed in your community and
explain why it is important to address this problem.
– Why is your topic important to your community?
Justification/Background Research
• Research cited, and clearly related to problem
statement.
– What research have you done connected to your
problem?
– Explain a little about your background research
• Supporting ideas and examples of your topic
– Cite your sources using APA format –
• Need four or more references
• At least two need to be from academic sources
– Background research should lead you into your
research question.
– This section should be 2 or more slides.
Research Question
• Question aligns w/ problem statement&
clarifies intent of experimental design and
procedure.
– Ask a question based on your problem statement,
research, and community need.
– Your question must be testable. You must be able
to answer the question with your project and
research.
– Provide an overview (one sentence) basic
summary of how you will test this question.
Preparation
• Research Design is this research project an:
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Experiment
Intervention
Cross-Sectional
Longitudinal
• Population:
– Human
– Invertebrate
– Other ___________
• IRB Status:
– Does you project need an IRB?
• If no, please explain why.
• If yes, then what is the status of that IRB – need to talk to CRA,
have talked to CRA and IRB is being worked on, completed, and/or
other.
Preparation, Continued
• What type of data will you get from your
experiment? BE SPECFIC
• How will you analyze your data to answer your
research question?
• What statistical analysis will you do?
Variables
– Independent variable
– Dependent variable
– Control (if present)
– Constant
Hypothesis
• Based on your background research, what do
you think is going to happen in your
experiment?
• Explain the relationship between the independent
and dependent variables
• State a null hypothesis
(How will the dependent variable be affected by
changes in the independent variable?)
Materials
• Provide a detailed list of materials you will
need to do the project.
• This list needs to be completed so field sites
can purchase materials if needed.
Procedure
(Easy to understand)
• Provides a logical sequential description of the manipulation of
independent variable, data gathering procedures & anticipated effect on
dependent variables.
• List your procedures step by step
• Make sure you involve community members in developing how you will
solve the problem.
• Make sure that someone reading the procedures will be able to complete
the project exactly the same way that you do
• This should be very specific and include a description about how changes
will be made to the independent variable, as well as how the dependent
variable will be measured
• Provide any all survey materials that you will use in your project.
• Safety precautions should be included
• Talk about how you will collect data and how you will analysis the data
Survey
• If your project has a survey you must have
your survey questions completed before
approval will be given.
Results
• Appropriate data presented (data matches
research questions)
• Well labeled graphs, tables /charts displaying
the raw data
– Remember to use descriptive analysis to showcase
raw data
• Graphs and charts explained
Data Analysis
• Statistical test chosen
• Why this statistical test was used
• Statistical significance of results correctly
explained
– Examples:
• Pre and Post: Paired T-Test
• Two groups/levels: T-Test
• Three or more groups/levels: ANOVA
Conclusion
• Summarizes results
• Explains relationship between data and hypothesis
(data supports or fails to support hypothesis)
• Discusses limitations of project
– The limitations of the study are those characteristics of
design or methodology that impacted or influenced the
application or interpretation of the results of your study.
They are the constraints on generalizability and utility of
findings that are the result of the ways in which you chose
to design the study and/or the method used to establish
internal and external validity. Keep in mind that
acknowledgement of a study's limitations is an opportunity
to make suggestions for further research.
References
• References need to be in APA format
• 4 or more references/ literature present
• References cited correctly
CRA Comments

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