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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

    (Original post by ivanttopass)
    can someone please explain what a GIS is please and how its used

    (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?

    (Original post by Tazza93)
    Can anyone tell me advantages/disadvantages of spearmnas rank?

    (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 ?

    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    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 homefind)
    yay, a unit 2 discussion!


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    (Original post by lucasluke)
    What would a disadvantage and advantage of spearmans rank be?
    Do we say
    "we" or "i"
    Because it was a group thing after all
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Do we say
    "we" or "i"
    Because it was a group thing after all
    U already said we :L


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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Do we say
    "we" or "i"
    Because it was a group thing after all
    Say me


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    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    Say me


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    What happens if you say we?
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    What happens if you say we?
    I don't think it matters which one you say but using 'I' and 'me' is probably better
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    (Original post by polka dots :))
    I don't think it matters which one you say but using 'I' and 'me' is probably better
    You wouldn't get marked down for using a particular one just try and stick to one and not interchange between several, it'll read better and be clearer for the examiner.

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    F that sheet, i'll write we, still get marks for it as long as its answered correctly.
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    What happens if you say we?

    You get a U automatically
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    is it too late to start revising properly?
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    (Original post by cyberphilic_9999)
    is it too late to start revising properly?
    just because it is 3 days before the exam doesnt mean you shouldn't revise
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    (Original post by cyberphilic_9999)
    is it too late to start revising properly?
    no! Make sure you know all answers to all possible questions they could ask you about your fieldwork, learn all different ways for displaying data and make sure you can describe trends from data. Also practise stats - spearmans rank/standard deviation etc...


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    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    Okay

    For the fieldwork section you should know the following things about your study:

    - the aim of your study
    - your hypothesis
    - the theory you based your study on


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    Would an aim be describing what you went to do - e.g. see how river characteristics changed downstream of ... and see how the results varied against the Bradshaw Model
    Hypothesis is just stating what you think would happen and why?
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    (Original post by Melissajwilson)
    You get a U automatically
    Are you sure??!!
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    (Original post by Blueray2)
    Are you sure??!!
    Haha only kidding
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    (Original post by lucasluke)
    Would an aim be describing what you went to do - e.g. see how river characteristics changed downstream of ... and see how the results varied against the Bradshaw Model
    Hypothesis is just stating what you think would happen and why?

    If the aim is only a 1 or 2 mark question then it could be something like: To investigate the changing characteristics of the river Tillingbourne.
    If you get a 5 mark question on the aim then you'd have to say where you conducted your enquiry. You could explain the theory behind your investigation, such as the Bradshaw model. Also, you could outline your hypothesis and explain why you predicted what you did .
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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.
    Thankyou
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    What is a good structure to follow when answering questions such as "Describe the trend shown in figure 1", in section 1 of the paper?
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    (Original post by MobQ)
    What is a good structure to follow when answering questions such as "Describe the trend shown in figure 1", in section 1 of the paper?
    I would say if it shows a correlation, give the highest/lowest values, compare to other values then say if there are any anomalies present


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    (Original post by MobQ)
    What is a good structure to follow when answering questions such as "Describe the trend shown in figure 1", in section 1 of the paper?
    i tend to state:
    - general trend
    - extreme figures, i.e lowest and highest
    - anomalies

    sometimes it says 'describe the trend in figure 1..' but then later in the question sneakily adds in 'and suggest/explain/justify' etc, so if if says this i add in generic reasons such as
    (e.g question on river discharge) deforestation, urbanisation, snowmelt etc.
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    Hi guys, does anybody know how to describe the method of drawing a rose diagram and justifying it as your choice of data presentation? I did fieldwork in snowdonia investigating the angel and orientation of glacial striations but I'm not sure how to justify the choice!
 
 
 
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