Friday, September 11, 2015

Writing Abstract for a conference paper

Assalamualaikum & Hi,

I need to file this information but meantime while I'm trying to figure out where to place it, I shall put it here. Tumpang dekat blog ni, it will always be here for my future reference. Insya Allah.

1st version of abstract.

Social media provide new ways for extremist to communicate and reach audiences across the world. The widespread of extremist related videos via YouTube which is referred as ‘extremist YouTube videos’ are worrying since it could potentially leave adverse impact on viewers. Researchers who conducted content analysis on these videos concluded that the video clips are capable to convey very impressive messages. The extremists want to provoke interest of the viewers especially the younger ones. Additionally, the video clips are embedded with visual markers such as violent action, logo and uniform that make them easily identifiable. This paper will report on synthesis of past literature and preliminary study conducted as part of the efforts to demonstrate the rationale of undertaking this research.


The abstract needs to be improved with below structure:
1-2 sentences of intro to the work as reported
1-2 sentences of problem/motivation of the reported work
1-2 sentences of aim/objective for the reported work
1-2 sentences of method used in the reported work
1-2 sentences of result observed from the reported work
1-2 sentences of significance/usefulness/contribution made by the reported work

So here goes the ....

2nd version of abstract.

Social media provide new ways for extremist to communicate and reach audiences across the world. There are many videos purportedly related to extremist available via YouTube which can be referred as ‘extremist YouTube videos’. The production of the videos are said to be carefully crafted with visual markers that make them easily being identified. This paper will report on synthesis of past literature on extremist videos and a survey that gathered the views of 151 respondents aged 15 to 45 years. Finding shows most respondents agree that they would be able to identify the videos through specific visual markers. Using the same set of visual markers, the respondents agree that upon viewing they might get emotional. The novelty of this preliminary study lies in the quantitative outcomes of the survey which concur towards possibility of relationship between visual markers and emotional responses of the respondents. The finding may be one piece of the whole about extremist YouTube videos, however it could be very useful to determine the direction of future research.


However, it is still lacking of something. In other words kurang ummphh! The final version is on the way.



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