(Revised December 2015)
Conceptual analyses involve speculating about connections that have yet to be confirmed with intervention research or descriptive studies. Conceptual analyses are often built around a review of the research literature related to the concept under consideration.
Use up to 15 descriptive words.
The first author must be the presenter. Additional authors may be listed if they contributed substantially to the analysis or its presentation. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors offer suggestions for Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors (click article title to read).
NOTE: The abstract you submit to IADMS for review should NOT include any author names. Instead, include the statement: "Author names and affiliations removed for blinded review" in the space where author names and affiliations would normally appear. The authors for your presentation will be listed, in order, via the online abstract submission system. You will also insert the author names and affiliations in their appropriate place in your final abstract which will be submitted if your presentation is chosen for inclusion in the program.
Explain the primary purpose of your analysis, by identifying the question to be answered or the assertion to be defended, and its importance to dance medicine and science.
Theoretical arguments can be made using a variety of strategies. In a scientific context, it is common to explain the approach you will use to make your points before beginning to make them. The thoughtfulness of the approach has an important bearing on the credibility of the conclusions that result from the analysis. Use this section to forecast how you will build your argument.
Make your points using an approach suited to your purpose. Please use headings that clarify the organization of your argument.
Summarize your conclusions and highlight their relevance to treating, training, or conducting research with dancers.
Conceptual Analysis Sample Abstract (PDF)