Chapter 15: Sharing Your Research
- Sharing one’s research requires researchers to keep in mind their ethical obligations to their peers, their research participants, and the public.
- Audience peculiarities shape how much and in what ways the various details of one’s research are reported.
- In a formal presentation, include your research question, methodological approach, major findings, and a few final takeaways. Roundtable presentations emphasize discussion among participants. Poster presentations are visual representations of research findings.
- Reports for public consumption usually contain fewer details than reports for scholarly consumption. Keep your role and obligations as a social scientist in mind as you write up research reports.
- Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s words or ideas as if they are your own.
- Disseminating findings takes planning and careful consideration of one’s audiences. It includes determining the “who”, “where”, and “how” of reaching one’s audiences.