Title Name Research Question This could be a text, graph, illustration, picture, etc. (In speech) Explain the research question, the specific outcome you want to explain, and why it’s important. Try to catch audience’s attention. If you need to provide a background information, you may add another slide. Conventional Wisdom or Existing Studies • Make sure you name a few scholars for each group of theories. • e.g., Why anti-chinese sentiment? Income disparity (Smith 1988, North 1995; Zheng 2000) Religious conflict with Muslim (Niou 1977; Anderson 1985; Laitin 1999) Argument • This could be a text, a causal diagram, or, both. • Explain the logic of the argument step by step. • How does your argument differ from the conventional wisdom or existing theories? Methodology • Cases, time period, actors you examine etc. • Types of evidence (data, government’s official document, newspaper coverage?). • From the title slide to this methodology slide, you should not spend more than 3 minutes. Findings • You may have up to four slides on the results section. • Limit the number of characters used in one slide to 200. • Rather than describing everything you’ve found, make tables, charts, graphs etc. that capture the central findings. Conclusion and Discussion • Summarize what you have argued & found. • Do findings confirm your argument? Be honest either way. • Discuss unsolved issues, future tasks, places you need help etc. • Discuss broader implications of your findings. Future predictions, policy prescription, etc.