Free Essay

Evaluiation of a Geography Fieldwork Study

In: Other Topics

Submitted By 10shrimpylauren
Words 895
Pages 4
Evaluation
My results told me basic information about how attractive Stratford is to tourists, but the information we collected was not as informative as I would have liked them to be. The results I got were fairly accurate, but not all of them because a lot of them were based on our opinions which meant that they were subjective. The effect of having incorrect results could effect on how I answer and analyse my main question. If I got the wrong amount of pedestrians for example then, my result for the average amount of people to visit Stratford would be incorrect. So to change how accurate my results were, if I was to do it again I would have more than one person doing the pedestrian and then getting an average from that then doing it two or three times more in the same spot then get another average or we could have compared it with another groups piece of work and get an average from that. Another thing wrong with the pedestrian count was you may miss or double count some of the people walking past us. When we counted people we probably counted people as workers or locals meaning we counted people who weren’t tourists, meaning that our results was correct for our hypothesis.. A way to improve the way we did this to more accurate results is if we went on a day (like a Saturday) then there would be more people there for us to count because then people wouldn’t be at work. We may have also used a digital method to get more accurate results. We could have also recorded which direction the flow of pedestrians were going then we could get an idea of which attraction the people were going to helping us answer whether Stratford is attractive to tourists or not.
Another method of collecting data which was partially inaccurate was the questionnaire. We went on a day where there were not very many people who have come from far away, and also it was a work day so the like pedestrian counts people were either workers or locals. Also it was winter when we went and most tourists would probably have come over in the summer, when it was hotter to a location which contains physical attractions. We didn’t get very good results from the questionnaires because we went had a biased approach to people, which meant that we couldn’t get results from people with maybe a different background in culture. Also there were not people there that had a variety of ages, it was all limited to ages after retirement so it a one sided-view. So the solutions would be to go again in the summer, when there will be people off work, so a week-end and younger people will be off school for the holidays. Also we would make sure we were not biased so we could get different opinions. Also we could have used systematic sampling, so then we could have asked the fifth person who walked past us.
Two of the other ones which perhaps had inaccuracies were the environmental survey and the bi-polar. The information we got from these would have been inaccurate because they are subjective. So the results we got were not always right, because people have different opinions. A way we could have solved this would be by having criteria to follow such as, must be more than 6 pieces of rubbish in 2m2 to be classed as dirty. This would mean that the results were more accurate and could be easily compared with other sites. We could also have done more than one in each area, which means that we can get an average from the surveys so it isn’t based on one opinion. We could have also done them in more five areas. This would mean that the results that we would get would give us a better opinion as to why Stratford is attractive to tourists.
I used a wide variety of data presentation methods such as: bar charts, scatter graphs, pie charts, chloropleth map, kite graph and bi-polar graphs. All of the charts and graphs were good presentational methods because they are really easy to read and collect data and information from. The only one that isn’t very clear is the kite graph because it was very crammed together, but it is still a good way to present information from an environmental survey. To improve I could have done an overlay map to show the relationship between the pedestrian count and the price comparisons.
To change the overall project I would have gone at a different time of the year. This would have most likely been the summer because this way more adults and children would have been off school, so then we could get a variety of results to answer why Stratford is attractive to tourists. Also, prices may rise when there are more customers in the shopping streets, so the price comparison numbers would have changed. I would have also chosen more than 5 areas to do, because then we could evaluate places that are busier or places on the outskirts because they might be in Stratford for different reasons, which means that it could help me answer my main question, about how is Stratford attractive to tourists.…...

Similar Documents

Premium Essay

Fieldwork Assignment

...[Writer Name] [Supervisor Name] [Subject] [Date] Fieldwork Paper In my fieldwork project observed a number of gamers who will be divided into 2 categories of addicts and non addicts. People who play for more than 5 hours a day are called addicts and those who play less time than that are called non-addicts. Which will focus on the specific players in a game called World of Warcraft. This game is a very popular game worldwide with over 5000 people playing at any given time (Cronin 113-147). Its popularity is one of the reasons why people are getting addicted to it. Gamers are all the time looking for new and interesting games and as they find something new they started playing and telling their friends and family about it. In this way those people themselves get obsessed of games as well as they make others overwhelmed with the interest of gaming. I would define this group of players as a culture because they have their own way of life that is very different from anything one is, they spend much of their time in gaming which is no more than a way to get busy. And this activity does not mean anything useful. In addition at one point these 5000 players are playing then a sort of a social group of their own. Some of my songs are complete addicts and play this game at least 8 hours a day without worrying about college, sleep or work. These people have no friends and not have any food because they are busy playing Warcraft all day (Mayra 45-113). We think that it will be a......

Words: 1612 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Geography

...GEOGRAPHY S.B.A [pic] Name: Keeshan Ramkissoon Candidate Number: School: St. Mary’s College School Code: Teacher: Ms. Gangaram Year: 2008-2009 Topic: Pollution – Environmental Degradation Title: What are the causes of pollution in the Couva River located in Trinidad W.I.? GEOGRAPHY S.B.A [pic] Name: Keeshan Ramkissoon Candidate Number: School: St. Mary’s College School Code: Teacher: Ms. Gangaram Year: 2008-2009 Topic: Pollution – Environmental Degradation Title: What are the causes of pollution in the Couva River located in Trinidad W.I.? TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page No. 1. Aim of Study 3 2. Location Maps 4 3. Methodology 7 4. Presentation of Data 8 5. Analysis and Discussion 14 6. Conclusion 16 7. Bibliography 17 AIM OF STUDY What are the types and causes of pollution in the Couva River, Trinidad, W.I.? What are some possible solutions to the causes of......

Words: 1653 - Pages: 7

Free Essay

Geography

...Chapter 1 Introduction A roundabout is a type of circular intersection or junction in which road traffic is slowed and flows almost continuously in one direction around a central island to several exits onto the various intersecting roads. The Oakes field Roundabout got its name from Sir Harry Oakes who was a Canadian; one of the rich guys that owned the whole area. The Oakes field Roundabout was chosen because it is the busiest roundabout in Nassau, and it leads into a lot of business areas and has 7 schools in that area, commercial banks and also restaurants. The geography coursework was about the study of traffic movement at the Oakesfield roundabout, in Nassau, New Providence which is located near to the College of the Bahamas. The study was done to fulfil coursework requirement for the BGCSE examination in geography. This study was carried out on Friday 20th 2011. Advantages of a roundabout * Reduces frequency and severity of crashes * Can slow excessive traffic speeds while still improving traffic flow * Reduces Traffic Delays * It is a lot easier to make a U-turn Disadvantages of a roundabout * Accidents may temporarily increase due to improper driver education. * During emergencies, signalized intersections can pre-empt control. * As lines develop, drivers accept smaller gaps which may increase crashes. * Possible higher construction cost. The nature of the traffic using the Oakesfield roundabout varies in intensity from......

Words: 259 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Ib Sl Geography – Urban Environments Case Study: Air Pollution in Beijing

...IB SL Geography – Urban Environments Case Study: Air Pollution in Beijing 1. What evidence is there that Chinese cities in general suffer from air pollution? Due to Chinas recent exponential economic growth, pollution has been put to one side and has not been a priority in most cases. Air pollution, a negative externality of economic growth, in China’s northern cities exceed the standards of the World Health Organisation by 5 or 6 times. Respiratory disease, often a result of soot-clogged lungs, is the leading cause of death in China, accounting for 26 per cent of all deaths. Compared to the United States this mortality rate is 5 ½ times worse. A study showed that particles in the Chinese air cause 915,000 premature deaths each year, including those of 300,000 children who die from lung infections. Another 600,000 adults die early of some sort of respiratory blockage and 15,000 fall victim to lung cancer caused by bad, polluted air. 2. Identify the main source of air pollution in Beijing. The main source of air pollution in Beijing, and in most Chinese cities, is the burning of coal. Coal is the main fossil fuel used for heating, cooking and for industry. China has large reserves of coal, however most of it is of very poor quality, and containing large amounts of sulphur. Over 60% of Beijing's total energy consumption is coal, representing just over 30 million tonnes per annum. Of this total use of coal, 70% of it is consumed by the manufacturing......

Words: 804 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Geography

...AS Geography Fieldwork Summary Hypothesis - Our hypothesis for this investigation was the Bradshaw’s Model is an accurate reflection of downstream variation in a number of channel parameters. On the right is an image of the Bradshaw Model. This is relevant to our river studies as the river we visited was a natural river in its middle course. Before we started the investigation I expected that the river would be quite deep due to the heavy rainfall we had before we went, meaning that it would be fast flowing in some places. Because it was deep, it limited the space where we could carry out the investigation, but we were able to find shallow parts and record results so we did have a successful investigation. < This is silver stream source, as you can see the area is very boggy and not a lot of water flowing. The ground acts as a sponge in this part soaking up the water and storing it. Stones will be quite large here as the water is not strong enough to erode them < This is silver stream source, as you can see the area is very boggy and not a lot of water flowing. The ground acts as a sponge in this part soaking up the water and storing it. Stones will be quite large here as the water is not strong enough to erode them Location - The location of our investigation was at Ober Water in the New forest, Brokenhurst. This was our chosen location because it was close to the college, only a forty five minute journey; therefore making it easily accessible. Another......

Words: 1358 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Geography Uganda Case Study as

...A case study of a youthful population UGANDA Table 1. Uganda’s age-sex structure: % of population male female 0-14 years – 51.08% 6,150,038 6,100,880 15-64 years – 46.78% 5,613,499 5,607,526 65 years and over – 2.14% 244,216 269,553 Table 1 shows that over 50% of Uganda’s population is under 15 years of age. The dependency ratio has increased significantly over the years from 100 in 1969 to 122 in 1995. This trend can be explained by i) a very high fertility rate (7.1 children per woman in 1991) and ii) a very low contraceptive prevalence rate – 16%. [pic] [pic] The reproductive behaviour of individual families influences the nations population as a whole and the impact of population size, growth and structure is felt in the level of welfare of individuals and the family. To a great extent what families do is determined by their income earning and knowledge, factors that are not necessarily completely in their control. The high fertility rate and youthful age structure in Uganda has resulted in the build up of a population momentum. Even if fertility were to drop drastically to replacement levels, the population of Uganda would still continue to grow for at least 40-50 years. This has far reaching implications for the development of the......

Words: 838 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

Geography

...[pic] Information on the exam: Unit 3 – GEOG3 - Contemporary Geographical Issues • 30% of A Level • 2 hour 30 minutes written examination • 3 questions: o 1 from Section A – Physical Geography Structured Questions o 1 from Section B – Human Geography Structured Questions o 1 from Section C – Essay Questions (You must not answer the option answered in either Section A or Section B) [pic] |Plate tectonics and associated hazards |Ecosystems: Change and Challenge | | | | |Plate movement |Nature of ecosystems | |Earth structure, plate tectonics theory: convection |Structure of ecosystems, energy flows, trophic levels, | |currents and sea-floor spreading. Evidence: |food chains and food webs. | |continental drift and palaeomagnetism. | | |Destructive, constructive and conservative plate ...

Words: 2405 - Pages: 10

Free Essay

The Ethics of Fieldwork

...The Ethics of Fieldwork If we are going to conduct a research project including some interviews, we have to know the history of how to take interview by rules. “In 1974, the National Research Act established the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biometrical and Behavioral Research. In 1979, the Commission published what’s commonly called “the Belmont Report,” which identifies three basic principles relevant to the ethics of research involving human subjects: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice” (Sunstein and Chiseri-Strater 121-122). All informants should be volunteers in any research projects. They also have to have enough information about the research and then to decide if they would like to be a part of this research. First of all, if we decided to take an interview for our research study, we have to ask our informant to sign formal permission or at least an informed consent form. For example, before I took an interview with Dasha, she gave permission to me to interview her for my English class research paper. I explained the project to Dasha, and she even did not ask me to read the final draft with all information she provided. The only thing Dasha asked me to use a pseudonym instead of her real name. It would not be ethical if I did not protect the anonymity of my informant. To be a good researcher we have to show a respect for person. “Researchers should protect informants against risk from harm and......

Words: 479 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Geography Fieldwork Investigation

...Purpose of investigation: To test the theory of sorting. This suggests that the further up the beach, the larger the pebbles. This is due to constructive waves having a large swash, meaning they have the energy to carry large sediment up the beach. The energy then percolates down into the beach meaning it only has a weak backwash and can only carry the smaller sediment back down, progressively depositing it down the beach so the largest is at the top and the smallest is at the bottom. Methods used: Selecting pebbles: To select pebbles, we used a tape measure to mark every 2 metres down the beach from the vegetation line. This ensured the results were spread evenly down the beach. At every 2 metre point, we placed a quadrat down and used a random number generator to select 5 pebbles from each sample point. For example if the number generator said 3 and then 7, we would select a pebble from the 3rd row up and 7th column along. This ensures an unbiased sample. Measuring pebbles: To measure the pebbles once we selected them, we used a calliper. This is a piece of measuring equipment which allows you to measure the length of an object, usually pebbles. We measured each of the 5 pebbles we had previously selected and recorded our results in a table. This piece of equipment was fairly good as it was designed to measure pebbles, which is what we needed to do. However, the callipers we were using were fairly bad quality and kept getting jammed, making them unreliable.......

Words: 1268 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

Geography

...Version 2 General Certificate of Education (A-level) June 2011 Geography GEOG1 (Specification 2030) Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography Post-Standardisation Mark Scheme Mark schemes are prepared by the Principal Examiner and considered, together with the relevant questions, by a panel of subject teachers. This mark scheme includes any amendments made at the standardisation events which all examiners participate in and is the scheme which was used by them in this examination. The standardisation process ensures that the mark scheme covers the candidates’ responses to questions and that every examiner understands and applies it in the same correct way. As preparation for standardisation each examiner analyses a number of candidates’ scripts: alternative answers not already covered by the mark scheme are discussed and legislated for. If, after the standardisation process, examiners encounter unusual answers which have not been raised they are required to refer these to the Principal Examiner. It must be stressed that a mark scheme is a working document, in many cases further developed and expanded on the basis of candidates’ reactions to a particular paper. Assumptions about future mark schemes on the basis of one year’s document should be avoided; whilst the guiding principles of assessment remain constant, details will change, depending on the content of a particular examination paper. Further copies of this Mark Scheme are available......

Words: 8688 - Pages: 35

Premium Essay

Geography

...Examiners’ Report June 2013 GCE Geography 6GE02 01 Edexcel and BTEC Qualifications Edexcel and BTEC qualifications come from Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body. We provide a wide range of qualifications including academic, vocational, occupational and specific programmes for employers. For further information visit our qualifications websites at www.edexcel.com or www.btec.co.uk. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us using the details on our contact us page at www.edexcel.com/contactus. Giving you insight to inform next steps ResultsPlus is Pearson’s free online service giving instant and detailed analysis of your students’ exam results. • See students’ scores for every exam question. • Understand how your students’ performance compares with class and national averages. • Identify potential topics, skills and types of question where students may need to develop their learning further. For more information on ResultsPlus, or to log in, visit www.edexcel.com/resultsplus. Your exams officer will be able to set up your ResultsPlus account in minutes via Edexcel Online. Pearson: helping people progress, everywhere Pearson aspires to be the world’s leading learning company. Our aim is to help everyone progress in their lives through education. We believe in every kind of learning, for all kinds of people, wherever they are in the world. We’ve been involved in education for over 150 years, and by working across 70 countries, in 100......

Words: 3302 - Pages: 14

Free Essay

Geography

...association of human and natural phenomena in place and their mutual interdependence and interaction. spatial perspective: The geographic approach that places location at the center of research, analysis, and explanation. Modern geography is best understood as the study of how the physical and cultural attributes of the earth interact to form spatial or regional patterns Modern geography has improved our ability to explain the world by utilizing four traditional areas of study: • 1. the location of physical and cultural features and activities (spatial distributions); • 2. the relationships between people and the lands that support them; • 3. the existence of distinctive areas or regions, including analysis and explanation of how they came to be formed; and • 4. the physical characteristics of the earth, perhaps the oldest of all geographic traditions. patial tradition: A geographic perspective that emphasizes how things are organized in space, especially spatial distributions, associations, and interactions. man-land tradition: A geographic perspective that emphasizes the relationship between people and the physical environment used to support their livelihoods. area studies tradition: A geographic perspective that emphasizes the study of specific regions and an understanding of the varied aspects of those regions. earth science tradition: A geographic perspective in which emphasis is on understanding the natural environment and the processes shaping that......

Words: 1621 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Geography Skills

...Answer:The location of our fieldwork is in the Lake District and we are studying the Torver Beck, the river found in the south of the Lake District. The long profile of the river is 600m and falls by 550m after 5km from source to mouth. The area was formed by glaciation 18,000 years ago which has left a U-Shaped Valley. This means it was suitable for our investigation because it has a relatively short long profile (5km) and making it easier to access the river. Due to the Torver Beck's natural history and its surrounding human influences, it is good to see what these factors have on channel characteristics The Area of Study (2) 2 of 16 1 of 16 The Area of Study (1) The investigation was carried out in the Lake District (North-West England). It contains mainly rural characteristics (such as country roads). It also has an older, more sparsely populated area with its main employment in agriculture or tourism. Our investigation, more specifically, will be carried out on the Torver Beck River. Which has an altitude of 600m in the highlands and drops by 550m as you near the coast. There are many human influences onto the river; mainly the slate quarry, the regions sheep farming and Coniston Town's Settlement Question - Describe the location of your fieldwork and explain why it was suitable for your investigation Why was it suitable for our investigation? 1) Relatively safe to access the river, 2) Relatively short long profile, 3) Relatively easy to......

Words: 2024 - Pages: 9

Free Essay

Geography

...Themes and Traditions of Geography Jennifer Friedrichsen Geography 100 4/20/2012 Dr. Siri Nimal Wickramaratne Themes and Traditions of Geography “Geography is the science that studies the relationships among natural systems, geographic areas, society, culture activities, and the independence of all of these over space.” (Christopherson, 2010, p. 4) Over time there have been two attempts that have influenced the basic understanding of geographic information, which allows us to gain additional and improved knowledge as well as appreciation for environmental changes and the different cultures around the world. These attempts are The Four Traditions of Geography and The Five Themes of Geography. Four Traditions of Pattison The four traditions consist of the spatial tradition, area tradition, man-land tradition and earth science tradition. Spatial Tradition is an “academic tradition in modern Geography that investigates geographic phenomena from a strictly spatial perspective” (Pidwirny, 2006). Spatial Tradition focuses on the mapping, positioning, direction, and distance, the characteristics of the form and movement related to these aspects or the distribution of phenomena. Area Studies Tradition is “an academic tradition in modern Geography that investigates an area on the Earth from a geographic perspective at either the local, regional, or global scale” (Pidwirny, 2006). This is the descriptions of different areas or regions. The nature of......

Words: 900 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

Geography

...CURRICULUM OF GEOGRAPHY For 4 years BS & 2 years MS (Revised 2009) | | HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION ISLAMABAD CURRICULUM DIVISION, HEC Dr. Syed Sohail H. Naqvi Executive Director Prof. Dr. Altaf Ali G. Shahikh Member (Acad) Miss Ghayyur Fatima Director (Curri) Mr. M. Tahir Ali Shah Deputy Director (Curri) Mr. Shafiullah Deputy Director Composed by Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, HEC Islamabad CONTENTS 1. Introduction………………………………… 6 2. Aims and Objectives……………………… 10 3. Standardized Format for 4-years BS degree programme ………………………. 12 4. Scheme of Studies for BS …………………. 14 5. Details of Courses for BS …………………. 16 6. Elective Group Papers ……………………. 45 7. Scheme of Studies for MS Programme …. 48 8. Details of Courses for MS …………………. 50 9. Optional Courses Model……………………. 56 10. Recommendations …………………………. 61 11. Annexures A,B,C,D & E …………………… 63 PREFACE Curriculum of a subject is said to be the throbbing pulse of a nation. By looking at the curriculum one can judge the state of intellectual development and the state of progress of the nation. The world has turned into a global village; new ideas and information are pouring in like a stream. It is, therefore, imperative to update our curricula regularly by introducing the recent developments in the relevant fields of knowledge. In......

Words: 17448 - Pages: 70