Physical Fieldwork

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What is your enquiry title for your physical geography fieldwork?
How do the characteristics of rivers changed with distance downstream? Or a similar statement
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Identify two advantages of your study area.
Easy to access/ close by/ safe/ cheap/ difference observable within small area
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What is primary data?
Data that is collected by the researcher.
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What is secondary data?
Data that is collected by someone else.
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What is qualitative data?
Data that is descriptive e.g. someone's opinions.
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What is quantitative data?
Data that is made up of numbers e.g. a measurement.
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Identify a risk associated with your fieldwork.
Inclement weather/ wild animals/ slipping on rocks.
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Identify a method for controlling a risk associated with your fieldwork.
Follow instructions/ wear waterproof coat/ wear layers/ avoid animals/ keep calm/ watch where you are going.
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Identify 1 piece of primary data collected for your physical fieldwork.
Velocity/width/depth/sediment size.
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Give a limitation of your data collection method.
Human error- would be better to use digital equipment.
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Name a method of data presentation that you used.
Bar chart or another suitable type of chart/graph.
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Give 1 advantage of a method of data presentation that you used.
Easy to read/ clear information easy to make comparisons.
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Give 1 limitation of a method of data presentation that you used.
Does not show continuous data or any other suitable comment.
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Identify 1 conclusion that you have made from your fieldwork.
Channel gets wider/deeper/velocity faster/ sediment smaller with distance downstream.
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