Women Exposed: The Hairrifying Truth
This is an example of a high quality presentation in Week 13 from students in a class I taught at Singapore Management University.
1. Content Advice
- the research question for this project is ‘Why women remove pubic hair?’;
- the video contains occasional swearing; and
- the video and presentation slides contain some sexual content (discussion about reasons why women may or may not remove public hair, in the context of sexual relationships; and excerpts from a Buzz Feed video of women discussing how grooming habits have changed in pornography from the 1970s to the 2010s).
2. What it does well
Some of the things this presentation does well include:
- It is an interesting and important topic (it effects most women, and it is not clear exactly what women’s motives are)
- It addresses an academic theory (intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation)
- It has a simple study design that very effectively tests the theory, and explores the larger issues in a way that is easy for the audience to understand
- It mainly uses surveys - qualitative and qualitative - which is very similar to what you are asked to do.
- The qualitative data (why do you trim down there?) is very effectively analysed using thematic analysis, and this then related to the larger theory
- The quantitative analysis (How do you trim? vs Have you had sex with a man/women/no?) is very simple, but convincingly tested with a few simple statistical tests.
Overall it is well presented, easy to follow, effective at communicating all the various aspects of the research - importance/motive, topic, method, data, analysis, and conclusions.