10. Make an evidence card

Drawing of a lightbulb
Example Evidence Card

Remember at the beginning, when I talked about distilling your message to a few key ideas? For a few events, colleagues and I helped researchers to do just that and then put the messages on a card (the size of a business card, literally) so that people could take away the messages and remember them at a moment’s notice. The example above is from a paper by Campos et al.

Obviously, it might not make sense to do all of these for every research paper. But if it’s worth doing the research, it’s worth making an effort to ensure that people see it and learn from it. So, make your research known!

 

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