Engineering communication studies indicate the importance of oral presentations as an indispensable component of workplace oral communication activities; however, since there is limited literature regarding stakeholder perceptions of effective presentation skills and attributes in technical oral presentations or final year engineering project presentations, the authors conducted a mixed method to seek the perceptions of selected members of the academic and professional engineering community involved in technical oral presentations regarding effective presentation skills and attributes required in these technical oral presentations. The paper describes the quantitative and qualitative research methods employed to seek participant feedback involved in the study.
Technical Oral Presentation, Communication Skills, Academic Community, Professional Engineering Community, Research Methodology
The researchers also wish to express their gratitude and thanks to all colleagues who provided the access and permission to conduct the survey with their students and participants for their feedback in the survey and interview session.
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Bhattacharyya, E., Patil, A., & Sargunan, R. A. (2010). Methodology in Seeking Stakeholder Perceptions of Effective Technical Oral Presentations: An Exploratory Pilot Study. The Qualitative Report, 15(6), 1549-1568. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol15/iss6/11