11 Foundations to Scientific Posters

Foundations to Scientific Posters

Posters differ from papers in that they are a more visual manner of depicting your science. Though some text is involved to allow the poster to stand alone, a poster should be visual and the text should be concise. Methods in a paper, for example, are aimed to allow duplication of your experiment. In a poster, on the other hand, the methods are used to graphically depict what was done to understand how your data was generated.


Even with these differences between scientific papers and posters, the Big Four Elements remain. A poster, like a paper, will have an Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion/Implications.


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