Research presentation instructions are provided below. The assignment is due by Friday, July 9th, 2021.
Students will select a topic related to substance abuse or process/behavioral addictions (Alcoholism) and develop a PowerPoint (Prezi does not tend to work well in Canvas) presentation on this topic.
The presentation must be 15-20 slides long (This does not include references) and be supported by at least 10 refereed journal articles, 2 of which must be written within the past 2 years.
Ensure a reference list is included in the presentation. The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to independently explore in depth a topic that is of interest to you.
The presentation should not reflect personal opinions on a particular topic, but should be empirically grounded (or at least a summary of what others in the field have found). If you would like to use your opinion, please use “I” phrases and only in “implications for clinical practice section.”
Use quotes to a minimum. Points will be deducted for excessive use of quotes. There should be no more than 3 quotes in this entire presentation. (You have my permission to be creative for this assignment, as long as you are following the criteria in the rubric, attached below). Do not copy and paste from websites or literature as Turnitin similarity reports will be reviewed and addressed in accordance to Academic Integrity policies. For this assignment, Turnitin similarity scores above 30% will be addressed. The best way to avoid elevated scores is to paraphrase your research into your own words, then cite your sources. If you copy and paste directly from sources, even if you cite, this can be considered plagiarism.
The presentation should be sub-divided into the following headings.
Review of existing literature. Summarize what is currently known and, if possible, critique methods used to collect data. Include in your lit review why it is an important issue today and generally what is known in the literature (suggested limit: 6-8 slides)
Gaps in the Knowledge Base. Identify issues that we do not yet understand related to your topic and future research needs (suggested limit: 3-4 slides)
Implications for Clinical Practice. Based on the research literature, identify the treatment and intervention options that practitioners, agencies, and communities should consider and implement (suggested limit: 6-8 slides).
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