3.5 (91430) Internal Background information Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level 1: Carry out and present directed geographic researchWhat it means:We tell you what to collectWe tell you the research questionsWe tell you how to present itHow does this AS differ acrossthe Levels?
Carry out and present guided geographic researchWhat it means:We tell you the research questionsWe tell you how you can collect itYou sort out how to present your informationLevel 2
Conduct geographic research with consultationWhat it means:You sort out your research questionsYou decide how you will collect dataYou decide how you will present the informationConsultation means the teacher cannot tell you what to do – however you can ask the teacher questions.Level 3
What are the Criteria?There is only one :Conduct comprehensive geographic research with consultation.
. Conduct geographic research with consultation involves: • identifying the aim of the research • planning the research • collecting and recording data relevant to the aim of the research • presenting a map(s) and statistical and/or visual data • analysing findings • providing a conclusion(s) that relates to the aim of the research • providing an evaluation of the research process, and how this affects the validity of the research findings.Carry out geographic research withconsultation means ;
Select and discuss geographicconcepts relevant to the researchtopic and /or findingsApply two of the KGCs to your research topic and/or findings somewhere.Do you remember the KGCs?Be clear that you must relate it to your research not just beaches / Muriwai / St Leonards.
• critically analysing findings – how good or bad were they• critically evaluating the research process by building on the detailed evaluation of the process through a discussion of alternative research methods and their implications.Evaluate the research processand/or findings
The criteria has different needs for eachachievement level:ACHIEVEMENT MERIT EXCELLENCEConduct geographic research with • effectively presenting a • critically analysingconsultation involves: map(s) and statistical and findings• identifying the aim of the research visual data • critically evaluating• planning the research • analysing findings, in the research process detail by building on the• collecting and recording data • providing a detailed evaluationrelevant to the aim of the research• presenting a map(s) and statistical conclusion(s), in detail, through a discussion of that relates to the aim of alternative researchand/or visual data the research methods and their• analysing findings implications. • evaluating in detail the• providing a conclusion(s) that research process andrelates to the aim of the research how this affects the• providing an evaluation of the validity of theresearch process, and how this research findings and/oraffects the validity conclusions.of the research findings.
Ifyou are aiming for good marks then check the marking rubric in your booklet. This tells you what is expected.To get Excellence it must be in all sections. The Whole Task is marked holistically.Allthe questions are given in the booklet so prepare yourself for this.
So what is the context of ourresearch?The aim is to choose a research question that compares Muriwai Beach with St Leonard’s Beach.This is easy as one is a low energy beach and the other high energy
The Time Frame for this: Step 1: Muriwai Booklets (done) Step 2: Planning (today) Step 3: Collection of Data (next 2 lessons) Step 4: Background Step 5: Write Up 1 (Task 1) (3 lessons) Step 6: Background Step 7: Write up 2 (Task 2) (2 lessons) Last week of term
1. Decide on a group of 4-5 of you. They must be in your Geo class.2. In your group work out your research questions3. Work out what you are going to collect, how and what everyone’s job is4. Work out how you will present your data.Today’s Task is to do the firststage of planning in thebooklet.
Points to remember:You have already collected data from Muriwai – so base it around thatIt must be measurableIt must allow results you can discuss in depth. Think about what we have covered in class.Think about presentation methods also.Your Research Question:
Your Research Questionshould be based on:Differences in ElementsDifferences in FeaturesDifferences in Processes
So what did we collect?1. ElementsWaves: Wavelength, wave period, wave height, sediment in swash and backwash.Sediment: Type, % of each, where found.Climate: Temperature, wind speed, wind direction.Plants: Plant type, adaptations, patterns.
2. FeaturesHeadland: Field SketchesBeach: Beach slopeDunes: Dune Height and shape
3. ProcessesWave Erosion: Observations and map of wave refraction, evidence of erosion on the headland through field sketchesWave Transport:LSD measurementsSaltation: ObservationsAeolian Deposition: Dune height and shape, density of vegetation growth.
What are the problems withthese questions?What is the difference between Muriwai and St Leonard’s beach?How does the rate of saltation differ between Muriwai and St Leonard’s beach?The difference between the beach profile is the result of the waves.
Today: Complete the planning section in your group. Give this in for approval.Next Lesson in Geo: Collect the field equipment at the beginning of the lesson. Get your raw data. Your Teacher is available for “consultation”.We will go over the needs for the write up before it is done. Keep the information book safely for reference.So where to next?