Presentation Guide


The following is a sequence commonly used to present research findings in the humanities and social sciences.

It is extremely important to note that this is merely a suggestion and should only serve as a general guideline for presenters in delivering their presentations. Presenters are encouraged to rename, remove or add to this structure to suit the needs of their research.

  1. Introduction/Overview/Objectives/Purpose
  2. Research Questions / Hypotheses
  3. Theoretical Framework
  4. Methodology
  5. Literature Review
  6. Findings
  7. Discussion
    • Has the research question been answered or hypothesis proven/refuted?
    • Application/Implication of the Study
    • Potential Follow-up Studies
  8. Limitations
  9. Recommendations
  10. Conclusion

Tips for Presenters

  • Practice and rehearse your presentation before you arrive
  • Be aware of the time allocated to you. The schedule of presentations will normally be emailed to all presenters before the events.
  • Do not read text directly from your research paper. If you don’t plan to use any software tools such as MS PowerPoint or Prezi, please ensure that you have sufficient visual aids or handouts for the audience.
  • Please use appropriate language. The audience will most likely consist of people from different cultures and age groups. It is a good idea to use neutral language and sticking to globally accepted norms and etiquettes when speaking.

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