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    Hi!
    I'm doing my Geography IB HL coursework on beaches and coasts at the moment and since both my hypotheses were proven incorrect by my data im a bit stuck at the analysis bit trying to prove why.... could someone be so kind as to help me out? just send me a personal message if you're willing!

    my 2 hypotheses are:

    1)There is a positive correlation between gradient of the beach and particle size
    2)There is a negative correlation between the distance to the headland and the size of the particles

    just ask if you need more info.

    oh and also to measure sediment size i used a vernier calliper... what could i use in place of this?

    oh and does anyone know what this grid square thing is called... i rmb using it when i was younger for biology for outdoor fieldwork, like you put it down on the ground and it has 4 sections and you could the number of whatever youre investigating to find what is the average number for that site or something....

    any help will be greatly appreciated!!
    thanks
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    I'm guessing it wasn't a sandy beach if you used a vernier caliper? But you could use sand sieving instead and find the mass of a number of particles. I can provide the example from my coursework later.

    That grid is knwon as a quadrat, well at my school/6th form it was.

    Pm me the types of data you collected and I can have a thnk about it for you. I will check what I wrote in mine too.

    Oh and I did coasts coursework for A2 level geography, not the same but similar.
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    itll probably sound a bit patronising but did you make sure you did all of your measurements away from coastal defences and groines etc?

    2nd the underlying rocks can have a greater effect than sediment coarseness

    for example, where i live the beaches show little correlation between angle and coarseness due to:

    underlying cretaceous platforms
    groines
    sea defences
    ww2 beach defences

    and so on
 
 
 

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