Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Join NASW
Poster Presentations
Share |

2020 Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am 


The NASW Ohio Chapter has successfully hosted juried poster presentations at the Annual Conference for nine years. FOR THIS YEAR’S ONLINE FORMAT, we're looking for scholarly submissions to be delivered as 15 minute oral presentations with use of slides in lieu of posters. Accepted presentations are scheduled as a pre-conference event, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. All authors of accepted presentations are expected to be present for the entire event as there are opportunities for attendees to ask questions after each presentation. We will ask you to be present from 10 am to 11:30 am, and 1.5 CEUs will be provided to those who are licensed. Presenters will be assigned to breakout rooms. Each breakout room will have a moderator to ensure the presenter(s) have 15 minutes to present their work and 10 minutes of follow up discussion. More information will be provided soon after acceptance emails are sent. Recognition for best student poster presentations occur at the Keynote speaker event day-1 of the conference. Winners will be listed on the NASW Ohio website as well. Academics, undergraduate, and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for review. 

We ask for your help in making the 2020 Annual Conference a time when social work achievements 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. 

Please submit a 150-word abstract by October 5th 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 Presentations

  • Slides should be brief using font/color/format with good contrast, easily seen when screen shared during presentation
  • Insert slide numbers
  • Include author(s) and full citation information on the first slide
  • Include citations of others’ work including author(s)/year throughout slide presentation (even if in small font)
  • Include full reference information (using APA guidelines) at the end of slide presentation (can be smaller font)
  • Include author(s)’ email on the last slide for attendees

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal