3.5 instructions no 2 (2014)


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3.5 instructions no 2 (2014)

  1. 1. 3.5 RESEARCH PART 2 – PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS After data collection
  2. 2. WHAT IS NEXT?  Have you collected enough data?  How are you going to present the data?  How are you going to answer the written questions?
  3. 3. TASK 3: COLLECTION OF DATA  Check everyone in the group has a copy of the results for both St Leonard’s and Muriwai on a planning sheet.  You can also collect any secondary data you want ie aerial photos, photos , climate data.
  4. 4. TASK 3: Marking Criteria  You must have been seen collecting data  Data tables are produced for both beaches. (hand in your Muriwai books and data collection sheets as evidence)  For Achieved these must be complete and accurate
  5. 5. From this point on all work is individual.  The planning and collection of data can be done as a group so you can work together on this. Everyone must have a copy however.
  6. 6. TASK 4: PRESENTATION OF DATA  You need to think about 3 different ways you can present this data. Ideas are:  Graphs (each type of graph is one presentation method)  Wave length/height diagrams (ie how the process happens)  Gradient diagrams  Wind roses  Sketch maps and field sketches  Aerial photos and maps  Photos that are annotated
  7. 7. Check you know the conventions needed for each presentation type Common conventions required are:  Axes labelled  Title appropriate  North point for maps and field sketch  Frame for maps and sketches  Scale where appropriate (can estimate)  Key, labels or annotations  Comparison is shown between 2 beaches  Bars are shaded
  8. 8. For these presentations to count  Each presentation must relate to both beaches  They should allow comparison to be seen  They must relate to research ie annotate maps / photos to link to research
  9. 9. TASK 4: Marking Criteria ACHIEVED: Two presentation methods with conventions MERIT: Three presentation methods with conventions and used to good effect i.e. show comparison between beaches
  10. 10. WHEN TO DO THESE  ONE of your presentations must be done in class in the assessment booklet for authenticity purposes  The others may be done at home and glued into the correct section of the booklet.
  11. 11. TASK 5: ANALYSIS PART 1 - WHAT  Look at your data presentation. What does this tell you? What are the trends? Describe these using specific information.  Remember it is about the DIFFERENCES of the two beaches. State what these differences are and calculate the scale of these. (e.g. this means the velocity of LSD is 2 times faster at Muriwai than at St Leonards)
  12. 12. TASK 5: ANALYSIS PART 2 -WHY  Use your notes in your 3.1 book to help you here. This should explain WHY the trends you noted in the previous question occur.  Again remember it is about the DIFFERENCES of the two beaches  You also must state the SIGNIFICANCE OF FACTORS that have caused these differences between the 2 beaches. E.g. Which factor was MOST important  GEOGRAPHIC CONCEPTS (e.g. interaction, process, location) and TERMINOLOGY should be integrated and related to your research questions throughout your answer  Use ONLY the space you are given for your answers. No extra sheets. You may want to prepare for this first and plan it out.
  13. 13. TASK 5: Marking Criteria ACHIEVED  2 differences between beaches are described using field data  Analysis of data is completed that helps to answer research questions (gives a valid reason why TWO of the differences in the 2 beaches occurred) MERIT  Several (3 or more) differences between the beaches are described in detail using a range of specific field data  Analysis of data allows valid conclusions to be reached. SEVERAL reasons for the differences in the beaches are suggested. Each reason is SUPPORTED BY APPROPRIATE DETAIL  Geographic concepts and terminology should be included
  14. 14. TASK 5: Marking Criteria EXCELLENCE  Several (3 or more) differences between the beaches are described in detail using a range of specific field data (as for MERIT)  A critical analysis is completed that allows valid conclusions to be reached. This includes DETAILED REASONS for the differences in the 2 beaches and evaluates the SIGNIFICANCE OF NATURAL FACTORS or COMPONENTS in causing these differences.  Geographic concepts and terminology should be integrated throughout your answer
  15. 15. TASK 6: PROVIDING CONCLUSION(S)  These are simple statements only – you do not need a lot of writing. This is a summary only, no new information is to be introduced here  Go back to the original research questions and write about 2-3 sentences on each of them that answers them succinctly.  What were the differences and why?
  16. 16. TASK 6: Marking Criteria ACHIEVED: A valid conclusion is given that relates to the research questions MERIT: A RANGE of conclusions are given that are accurate and valid. Each conclusion is supported by an appropriate piece of relevant detail
  17. 17. TASK 7: EVALUATION  Evaluate the research process you undertook. To what extent did you research methods and approaches allow you to collect sufficient and valid data to answer your research aims  What were the strengths and weaknesses of your methods used?
  18. 18. Evaluating the research process Think about what let you down in terms of the following:  The field equipment  Amount of data collected  Methods of collecting data  Timing of data collection  The group collecting it – were all groups the same?  Processing techniques. DON’T FORGET TO LINK EACH STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS TO THE VALIDITY OF YOUR DATA
  19. 19. Evaluating your research process  How did the strengths or weaknesses you have identified in the research process impact on the validity of your findings or conclusions?  What let you down? Were the conditions typical when you collected your information?
  20. 20. TASK 7: EVALUATION cont.  Critically evaluate the research process by suggesting alternative methods you could have used to undertake the research and the implication this would have had on your research
  21. 21. Alternative methods  If you had no budget or time constraints how could you have improved your research?  What other methods could you have included?  What would the implications of using these alternative methods have been? How might this have changed what you found out?
  22. 22. TASK 7: Marking Criteria ACHIEVED: Analyses strengths AND/OR weaknesses and how this may have affected the validity of the findings MERIT: Analyses, in detail, the strengths and/or weaknesses of the research process and analyses in detail the impacts on the validity of findings. Includes explanation about how specific strengths/weaknesses impact on specific findings and reasons for this EXCELLENCE: As above for Merit criteria AND discusses alternative research methods and their possible implications
  23. 23. Time frame  You will have up to 3 LESSONS to complete the rest of this internal booklet during Week 12  This means Tasks 1-7 will be completed before the school holidays
  24. 24. Last pieces of advice  This assessment is not hard if you PREPARE for it before hand.  Always use the rubric to guide you as to what must be done.  Give it your best shot. Remember there is NO reassessment of this and you will only be allowed to resubmit if a border line case. This is not your choice but the markers.  You may only use the space provided – we are looking for quality not quantity!!