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IDH 3931 Subject Mapping Poster & Presentation
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Title: IDH 3931 Subject Mapping Poster & Presentation
Series Title: IDH3931 Discovering Research & Communicating Science
Physical Description: Course Material
Creator: Johnson, Margeaux
Publication Date: 2011
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Subjects / Keywords: Information Literacy Instruction
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Abstract: This is the Subject Mapping Poster & Presentation for the fall 2011 course IDH3931 Discovering Research & Communicating Science. One of the most difficult challenges when starting a research project is gaining an understanding of the history of research in that area, influential and important papers, and the key researchers and research groups. In this assignment students will trace the history of a subject in a ISI database and create a poster detailing or visualizing the important progress in a field of their choice.
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Publication Status: Published
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Subject Mapping Poster & Presentation Assignment Overview One of the most difficult challenges when starting a research project is gaining an understanding of the history of research in that area, influential and important papers, and the key researchers and research groups. In this assignment you will trace the history of a subject in a ISI database and create a poster de tailing or visualizing the important progress in your field of choice. Assignment Instructions 1. Use an ISI citation database to explore a scientific topic in depth. We suggest that 2. Create a 3 ft x4 ft poster describing the evolution of research in this topic, including key subdisciplines, prolific authors and research groups, important journals, and any historical developments in the field. Your poster must include: a title your name and contact in formation have no grammatical or spelling mistakes 3. Submit a printed version of your large scale poster. 4. Posters will be di splayed in class on October 4 th and you will be responsib le for presenting your poster to answer questions about it. The Honor Code applies to this poster and all text must be either given attribution or be your own original words. Any violations of the Honor Code will result in a 0 for the assignment. Assignment Due Dates Subject mapping poster due in class 10/4 Subject mapping poster presentation in class 1 0/4 Poster Ideas Some possible ideas and questions that you may wish to address in your poster include: Who are the most prolific people publishing in that field? How many papers have the top authors published in this area? How highly cited are the most prolific authors? Do these authors correlate with the authors of the most cited articles? What are their affiliations (i.e. where are they located)? What are the dominant institutions with authors publishing in that sub ject? Why do you think those institutions have a focus on this topic? What are the top journals in this subject? What is their ISI impact factor? Do these journals correspond to the journals in the overall discipline with the highest impact factors? Sele ct a single paper in your subject and explore the articles referenced as well as the uture papers cite the article? Would you characterize your paper as important to the field? Why? Remember, the items in the above list are only suggested questions be creative and follow the poster guidelines from the in class lecture

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Grading Points Criteria 8 Poster Design ( 2 pts 0. 5 points each ) o Attractive and clear layout, correct dimensions and labels are leg ible at a distance of >= 3 feet o Includes required elements: title, author name and contact information o No spelling or grammatical mistakes o All graphics have source citation (s) Topic exploration ( 6 pts) o Well stated topic o Includes key disciplines and historic developments in topic o Displays important researchers and groups o Displa ys key papers in chosen topic o Lists i nfluential journals for topic o U ses ISI citation data to prove all findings 2 Presentation Demonstrates understanding of topic Can clearly and fully explain the poster to a viewer ( F amiliar with all words, concepts, and ideas on poster ) Assignment Purpose & Learning Objectives By completing this assignment you will: 1. Utilize an ISI citation database. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of an in depth subject analysis. 3. Create a conference quality, large scale poster presentation. Printing Posters Posters can be printed in the Architecture 118, Weil 408, the Hub, and CSE 211 Labs. For instructions see http://print.at.ufl.edu/printplottips.shtml and http://print.at.ufl.edu/printingquestions.shtml