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  • Data Collection Aka next bit of Coursework
  • Data Collection
    • This section is all about how you have collected data on your field-study day.
    • It should also include how you have collected secondary data – i.e. any data that you haven’t collected yourself e.g. internet or postal request.
  • Data collection
    • Edexcel (the exam board we use for GCSE) state that they like this section in a table.
    • You should have a photocopied sheet that gives you the headings for each section:
  • Data Collection - Techniques
    • In this section you state the techniques you used to collect information:
      • Car tax disc survey
      • Photographs
      • Questionnaire
      • Pedestrian count etc.
  • Data collection – Where/When
    • In this section you state the location(s) and times that you did each technique.
    • For example, City centre, outside Marks and Spencer’s, 11:30 am-11:45 am, and Bailgate, outside main Cathedral entrance, 13:45 pm-14:00 pm.
  • Data collection - Method
    • This section is used to describe how you collected information – e.g. how did you do a pedestrian count?
    • If there was a time limit to the activity (e.g. pedestrian count) then make sure this is stated here.
  • Data collection – Purpose/justification
    • This section is where you explain why you collected the data – for example why did you ask questionnaires? What did you hope to find out by doing the technique?
  • Data Collection – Problems/Solutions.
    • This is where you explain any problems you came across when collecting data and how you managed to solve the problem.
    • For example – did you have people questioning what you were doing in a car park?
  • Data Collection - Limitations
    • Limitations are something that could affect the quality and accuracy of your results.
    • For example, people noticed that some car tax discs were stamped DVLA – how does that affect the quality of your findings?