Examples of nursing research posters:
Steps for making a poster:
Initially you have to reflect and ask yourself, who
want to solve, what is the question or because the interest you suscitante
to get you to produce a poster. Whether a case of a
procedure or research.
When the subject is clear we must try to summarize it in words
key, this will help us make a more efficient search in the database
Having done this we have performed a literature search is
recommended that the items have no more than 5 years old.
The aim is to gather information is to know to what extent is
a theme developed, it is logical that if knowledge is generated normal
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Preparation of Posters:
A poster is a large graphic document that serves to present a project or research results on the day.
By providing information primarily graphical information makes it attractive and easily readable.
They can therefore pass quickly and clear the central ideas of work and withholding of information by the reader is more effective than simple oral transmission. In addition, the reader can devote the time you want, their interests and pursue the subject by direct contact with the author or through the media provided.
Those interested in presenting posters must make a preliminary summary. Once accepted, authors should send a digital copy of the final poster, preferably in pdfformat or otherwise in original format.
The summary will have an approximate half-page (about 22 lines), including the following information: title, author / s and entity to which it belongs. The structureshould follow the same sections of the poster: Introduction, assumptions andobjectives, methodology / documentation / materials, Results and Conclusions.
Each poster will occupy a maximum area of 120 cm. high x 90 cm. wide (portrait).
The posters should, where possible, the following structure:
• Title: With a maximum of 1-2 lines, you must identify clearly and concisely the subject of work, while capable of attracting the public.
• Author / s, the entity to which they belong and contact: Might
optionally included photographs of the authors or the centers and
• They seek to divide the information:
- Introduction, assumptions and objectives: It should not be very long (about 300
words) avoiding excessive data. Will familiarize the reader
the subject. Images can be used to help highlight the
central aspect worked.
- Methodology / Documentation / Materials: must describe
briefly how it has conducted research, materials,
documentation and methods used, without excessive detail. a
recommended length for this section would be about 200 words.
- Results: should describe the results obtained, definitive or
Preliminary through the necessary data. You can include tables or
graphs. It would be the longest section, about 300 words.
Conclusions: It is a quick summary of the purpose of experience and
results, avoid being repetitive and stressing the importance of
research undertaken and the potential impact and continuity
the same. The recommended maximum length is 200 words.
Programs, although there are many different options to make a poster, shown below is a selection of proposals:
- Microsoft PowerPoint or similar programs, such as Impress Series
OpenOffice: allow to select the size and format to a printer to print it directly.
- Microsoft Publisher: allows you to split the poster in A4 pages that can
Self and overlay printing then the final form.
- Microsoft Excel, to create graphs that can be exported to PowerPoint
- Text editors such as Microsoft Word can create units
A4 text that could then be mounted.
Typography and Design:
- The selected font size should allow the reading to 1-2 m. away (including the texts of the figures), so the typography
employee must have an appropriate and look sharp.
- Do not use only capital letters and use simple fonts with good readability. It is not advisable to use many fonts or colors the same, usually with two types is sufficient.
- The title should read well from afar, with a minimum size of 36 points must be proportionate to the size of the poster.
- Authors, your organization and headings of paragraphs are smaller than the title (for example, about 24-30 points).
- The text might be about 20 points in size, at least.
- Paragraphs references or acknowledgments may be in a size that is not legible except for a short distance so as not to distract from the main sections.
- Use bold to highlight important data or information, not all text. Instead of underlining is generally preferred to use italics.
- Special care should be the quality of images, tables, figures, graphics, etc.. taking into account the contrasting colors to be used to make it look easy.
- The organization of information must be clear and simple. Organize
information easier to read columns. The text should be organized
around the graphic should include a foot picture identification. 3 of 4.
- Each section or subsection should have a heading or title for organizational and understanding. Content
- Should prevail images, tables, figures, graphics, etc.. (Usually recommended to be 50% of the poster) and focus on the most important, choosing the most interesting aspects of them.
- It should not include information that is not important or relevant, because it prevents the reader will remember the important ideas we want to convey.
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You have to work on language and spelling.