Geography Skills Revision Pack

Hi!

This is quite a difficult paper (skills paper in OCR Geography A2) as you will know and its very difficult i found to revise it. I went on a school trip to devon to research for this and then compiled all the information to make it easier to revise from, so I hope it helps you. In the end, using this and a couple of text books I received over 90% in this skills exam in January, so good luck!

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An Investigation identifying any association between
population and the number of services in various settlements
in the South Hams region of Devon

1)Identification of the question
· Theory states that "settlements are ranked according to their population size and
functional index" David Waugh- "Geography an Integrated Approach".
· There is…

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· Torcross- ON
· Chillington
· Strete
· Stokenham
· Stoke Fleming

· Wanted to use random selection of towns
· But this could have had a hidden pattern and would not allow for an easy
comparison between towns on/off the A379

· We actually used a stratified sampling method…

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Benefits: Concerns
· Collection sheets are easy to fill out · 54 Categories of services may be
limiting- eg no cinema listed




4)Presentation of data

· Scatter graphs were used, but very weak positive correlation with a major anomaly
at Chillington, which had a much higher functional index relative to…

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R= 0.06. This was far lower than the necessary
correlation coefficient of 0.56 for 95%
significance. We can accept the null hypothesis:

The null hypothesis is: there is no significant association between population and the
number of services in various settlements in the South Hams region of Devon

Why did…

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Therefore... there is a significant difference between the number of services in
settlements on the A379 and those not on the A379.

Since the Mann Whitney U test is measuring the significance of the difference of the
two data sets, i.e. Services on the the A379 and off the A379,…

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6) Evaluation & Conclusion

· There is a significant correlation · There is a significant difference
between the number of services between the number of services in
and population in settlements. settlements on the A379 and those
not on the A379.

· Human error · Accessibility
· Incorrect Data collected…

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Anomalies:
Eg: Chillington: Pop=513
" " Services=31

" Stokenham Pop=1393
" " Services=29


Chillington (on A379) was a major anomaly . Why?

· On the A379
· Bed and Breakfast for tourists
· Tourist town



An investigation into the microclimate of a local woodland
Hypothsis: With increasing distance into a…

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Field Boundary In Forrest


30m



This is a systematic as we wanted to compare conditions in 2 different areas.
A random sampling method could have produced sampling points in one area- eg all in
the field would would have been dumb.

Random would not have been suitable because we wanted…

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Analysis so far:

Benefits: Concerns
· The whirtling hydrometer was not
· 30m distances is realistic and mans all data digital and was open to human error
collected in a short time frame in reading
· Larger spacing would have given bigger · Only one transect used
differences in data…

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· There is a significant relationship between distance and air temperature
· There is a significant relationship between distance and relative humidity
· There is a significant relationship between distance and soil temperature
· There is a significant relationship between distance and wind speed




Why did we use a Spearmans…

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Informative and well presented revision material for this topic. A range of graphics to help understand what each technique is.

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