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How To Create Visuals In Research For An Impact?

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How To Create Visuals In Research For An Impact?

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Understand how and when to use complementing visual elements, such as graphs, tables, figures and illustrations to make an impact, synthesize your data, and showcase your research findings effectively.

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45 mins



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2 modules

What you learn

The importance of visual elements in a research manuscript

When and how to use different types of visuals for your research paper

What you should include in the visual element you choose for your research

How do you evaluate the right visual tool to represent your data


How do you create a successful manuscript and keep your readers engaged with your research? According to communication experts, presenting your research work through visual elements helps support your findings and enables you to present large amounts of data in concise, attractive formats. However, this task is not easy and not everyone gets it right!

Designed to equip you with the skills to visualize your data, this program introduces you to the different types of visual elements used in scientific writing. You will learn how to present relevant information in the form of graphs, tables, figures, and illustrations, and understand which format should be used to showcase your data most effectively. By the end of this course, you will be able to synthesize large amounts of scientific data, confidently manage different visual elements, and know which kind of elements work with each section of your research paper.

Course Narrator:

Phillip Schrank, Academic Trainer Phillip Schrank is the Assistant Professor of International Relations at Chosun University in Gwangju. He has published and presented on topics ranging from democratization to alliance theory. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including research grants from Chosun University and a research grant from the US Department of State. Prior to his professorship at Chosun University, Phillip was a senior lecturer at the Korea Military Academy. Phillip has a BA in History and Broad Field Social Sciences, an MA in English Education, and is writing his dissertation for a PhD in International Relations. Phillip has conducted over 70 hours of workshops helping scholars publish in high level international journals.

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