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The NASW Ohio Chapter has successfully hosted juried poster presentations at Annual Conference for nine years. We're looking for submissions for this year’s poster session on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Posters must be set by 9 a.m. at the Quest Conference Center. Judging will be from 9:30-11:45 a.m. The poster session is open to professionals, academics, and students. Recognition for best student poster presentations occur in the evening.

We ask for your help in making the 2019 Annual Conference a time when social work accomplishments are celebrated by submitting scholarly work for dissemination. Scholarship is broadly defined and includes work such as: original empirical research, secondary analyses, integrative literature reviews, field education learning experiences, case study research projects,and program evaluation. We are especially interested in seeing poster submissions that explore workforce issues such as safety, educational debt, salary, etc.


Please submit a 150-word abstract by September 30 using the form below.


Scholarly Project Descriptions

Original Empirical Research

Involves a qualitative and/or quantitative research study using a methodological design to describe and/or explore a research topic. Research questions are answered and/or hypotheses are tested. Results are presented along with limitations of the study; includes application of findings related to policy and/or social work practice.


Secondary Analyses

Involve empirical research (see above) and using established data sets.


Integrative Literature Review

Is used to review professional literature on a given topic. Scholarly descriptions and critiques of research are purposeful with varying emphasis on theoretical framework, research design (sample, instrumentation and data analysis), strengths, limitations and generalizability of findings. Reliability and validity issues are addressed with recommendations for how to improve upon existing work to further theory development and to contribute to a body of knowledge that informs policy, programming, and services.


Field Education Learning Experiences

Students describe field education goals and objectives within the context of an agency/organization placement. Varying levels of emphasis on describing the agency mission, service needs of the target population, and overall student gains in terms of knowledge, skills, and values provide a rich context to disseminate fieldwork. An exploratory design is useful to structure this type of scholarship.


Case Study Research Projects

Single subject design is used with qualitative and/or quantitative measures to describe, explore, assess or address research questions. Micro-, Mezzo- or Macro- level samples can include (individual, couple/family, community project or organization, respectively). Pre- and post- measures are used to target specific problems or issues. Other case studies might involve exploratory or descriptive methods in lieu of pre-post testing.


Program Evaluation

A design that uses research methods to answer specific research questions that encompass the structure and process of a program to fulfill its mission/goals. Emphasis can be on planning, evaluation, feedback for improving program functions, and program development.

Requirements for All Posters

  • Posters must be printed.
  • Maximum dimensions should be 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall.
  • Use landscape format (board, easel, and clips are provided at poster session).
  • Use PowerPoint® and enhance readability by using at least a 48-point font for title and author credits and at least a 24-point font for body text.
  • If you prefer to use 4-6 slides rather than one large poster, using 24-point font (48-point for title) will ensure readability. Use color that contrasts well.
  • Include references on the poster itself (preferred) or provide handouts.

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