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    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    Yeah that's pretty much it! When you answer the fieldwork questions you need to go into LOTS of detail, they want to see that you've actually done the fieldwork yourself, not just read it from a textbook! Include sketches where possible, and remember your spearmans rank number if you used it, and remember to say how you compared it to a table of significance.

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    What would a disadvantage and advantage of spearmans rank be?
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    yay, a unit 2 discussion!


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    Would it be alright to learn just one way of data collection, one method of presentation and one method of analysis? We used several of each but I'd like to know whether I actually need to learn several or just one of each in quite a lot of detail. Thank you!
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    (Original post by lucasluke)
    What would a disadvantage and advantage of spearmans rank be?
    Advantages - statistical and scientific so it's reliable, tells us exactly how confident we can be with our data, scatter graphs only show a general trend

    Disadvantages - hard to understand, long procedure, gives no explanation as to why the relationship is significant, ignores extremely high or low values


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    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    Yeah that's pretty much it! When you answer the fieldwork questions you need to go into LOTS of detail, they want to see that you've actually done the fieldwork yourself, not just read it from a textbook! Include sketches where possible, and remember your spearmans rank number if you used it, and remember to say how you compared it to a table of significance.

    Thanks for the rep!



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    (Original post by Jade10128)
    Last two papers have been graphical skills, so may be cartographic or stats I predict
    Remember they may ask for a field sketch map, so make sure you can draw your study area and its characteristics! (last time they asked was Jan 2011)

    If you have model answers prepared for fieldwork..make SURE you READ the command word of the question..many lose marks on ones such as 'Evaluate' where they just explain and don't justify using advantages/disadvantages

    Remember the paper is marked by examiners in sections, don't think anyone will read and mark your entire paper, so be crystal clear when answering the questions especially on describing methodology/primary data collection so they would be able to follow your instructions - they want to know that you actually did this fieldwork and didn't copy from a textbook!

    My prediction is physical, but sometimes they change it up. Population is more straight forward, rivers can catch you out more easily with a landform e.g. Jan 2010 labelled sketch of a meander. I'd say revise both equally just incase.

    Also, ICT in use for fieldwork has not come up alot/at all, along with specific question on piloting techniques..any more questions ask me, I have sat this paper and looked through many mark schemes/past papers

    Good luck everyone!!
    Edit seen it above
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    (Original post by Freyaaaaaa)
    Would it be alright to learn just one way of data collection, one method of presentation and one method of analysis? We used several of each but I'd like to know whether I actually need to learn several or just one of each in quite a lot of detail. Thank you!
    Learn one way that you used for data collection, but for presentation learn
    • atlas maps
    • base maps
    • sketch maps
    • Ordnance Survey maps at a variety of scales
    • maps with located proportional symbols – squares, circles, semi-circles, bars
    • maps showing movement – flow lines, desire lines and trip lines
    • choropleth, isoline and dot maps.
    Graphical Skills
    To include at AS use of:
    • line graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent
    • bar graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent
    • scatter graphs – and use of best fit line
    • pie charts and proportional divided circles
    • triangular graphs
    • radial diagrams
    • logarithmic scales
    • dispersion diagrams.

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    can someone help, i can never put together a good answer for the 'purpose of your fieldwork enquiry' question.
    i was investigating how discharge increases downstream
    could someone write a few points i need to include please ?
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Learn one way that you used for data collection, but for presentation learn
    • atlas maps
    • base maps
    • sketch maps
    • Ordnance Survey maps at a variety of scales
    • maps with located proportional symbols – squares, circles, semi-circles, bars
    • maps showing movement – flow lines, desire lines and trip lines
    • choropleth, isoline and dot maps.
    Graphical Skills
    To include at AS use of:
    • line graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent
    • bar graphs – simple, comparative, compound and divergent
    • scatter graphs – and use of best fit line
    • pie charts and proportional divided circles
    • triangular graphs
    • radial diagrams
    • logarithmic scales
    • dispersion diagrams.

    Thank you! The thing is though, I didn't use all of those techniques for our fieldwork therefore can't learn them all in that context. Would it be alright to just learn how we presented one of our variables on a scattergraph, then for analysis use spearmans rank, then leave it at that?

    Of course I am familiar with all the techniques you mentioned, but only for section 1 of the paper. I didn't think they would ask us for more than one of our presentation/analysis techniques in section 2 so surely just to learn one is fine?
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    (Original post by Freyaaaaaa)
    Thank you! The thing is though, I didn't use all of those techniques for our fieldwork therefore can't learn them all in that context. Would it be alright to just learn how we presented one of our variables on a scattergraph, then for analysis use spearmans rank, then leave it at that?

    Of course I am familiar with all the techniques you mentioned, but only for section 1 of the paper. I didn't think they would ask us for more than one of our presentation/analysis techniques in section 2 so surely just to learn one is fine?
    Yeah thats what i'm doing
    But just know how the others work Where did you learn how the others work btw? Link?
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    Can anyone tell me advantages/disadvantages of spearmnas rank?
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    (Original post by Tazza93)
    Can anyone tell me advantages/disadvantages of spearmnas rank?

    It says above

    Advantages - statistical and scientific so it's reliable, tells us exactly how confident we can be with our data, scatter graphs only show a general trend

    Disadvantages - hard to understand, long procedure, gives no explanation as to why the relationship is significant, ignores extremely high or low values
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    (Original post by Tabby.1.2)
    can someone help, i can never put together a good answer for the 'purpose of your fieldwork enquiry' question.
    i was investigating how discharge increases downstream
    could someone write a few points i need to include please ?
    The question is basically asking you three things:
    • What you were investigating/aim
    • What hypothesis you had
    • What you thought would happen and why it would happen.


    For instance the hypothesis would be that discharge increases down stream which you agree with because there are more tributaries, which means there is a bigger drainage basin and so there is more water.
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    (Original post by ksullivan96)
    The question is basically asking you three things:
    • What you were investigating/aim
    • What hypothesis you had
    • What you thought would happen and why it would happen.


    For instance the hypothesis would be that discharge increases down stream which you agree with because there are more tributaries, which means there is a bigger drainage basin and so there is more water.
    Well said What did you do for your field work?
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Well said What did you do for your field work?
    Thanks . I'm doing how the Ogmore River changes from source to mouth comparing with the bradshore model. You?
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    Doing these past papers are tedious, but nothing happens with out them
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Yeah thats what i'm doing
    But just know how the others work Where did you learn how the others work btw? Link?
    Ok great!

    There's a really good book for the skills papers at AS and A2, it's Collins AQA Geography Units 2 and 4, you can get it from amazon etc. I don't know if you'd have time to get it but if not I'm sure there's plenty online! Maybe try s-cool - I haven't looked for skills but it often has some useful stuff
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    can someone please explain what a GIS is please and how its used
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    (Original post by Freyaaaaaa)
    Ok great!

    There's a really good book for the skills papers at AS and A2, it's Collins AQA Geography Units 2 and 4, you can get it from amazon etc. I don't know if you'd have time to get it but if not I'm sure there's plenty online! Maybe try s-cool - I haven't looked for skills but it often has some useful stuff
    Can you take a photo of it and upload it, or email it to me please
    (Original post by ivanttopass)
    can someone please explain what a GIS is please and how its used
    I think thats just using online or ict maps
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    I've only used the mean as a method of analysing my data? Will this suffice or should I learn something more complex in the hope of getting better marks?
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    (Original post by Whiskerella)
    I've only used the mean as a method of analysing my data? Will this suffice or should I learn something more complex in the hope of getting better marks?
    Ohh no, I would do spearmans rank , but depending on what you did
 
 
 
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