A good abstract provides an idea of why the original research this paper is based upon provides an added value to the conference and the ongoing dialogue in the field.
It is obviously not easy to squeeze the research of an entire Ph D thesis into a few lines.
To do this effectively, you will need to determine your take-home message.
What is the single most important thing you want your audience to understand, believe, accept, or do after they see your poster?
It allows you to display your work to a large group of other scholars and to talk to and receive feedback from interested viewers.
Poster sessions have been very common in the sciences for some time, and they have recently become more popular as forums for the presentation of research in other disciplines like the social sciences, service learning, the humanities, and the arts.
In answering these four questions in a succinct manner, the usual 200 to 300 words of an abstract are quickly used up. A good abstract is not written in just a few minutes.
Even experienced researchers prefer to go over it several times.
There is no need either to include references to authors or works that underpin your research.
The evaluators will trust you have not engaged into a Ph D or managed it to your third year without having appropriated the theoretical and conceptual basics. If you are part of a pre-established panel, ask you panel convenor what he/she thinks about your abstract.