Skills UnitPlanning an Investigation
Stage 1: Identify question for investigation (hypothesis)
SMART•   Simple•   Measurable•   Achievable•   Realistic•   Timed                 LOCATED
Which of these are SMART enough totest? How could you improve them?• River valleys increase in width with  increasing dist...
Testable Hypothesis• Measurable hypothesis are needed in  order to statistically test your theory• Null Hypothesis  – Ther...
Stage 2: Planning
Succession in Calshot Spit
Succession in Calshot Spit• What are your 4 hypotheses for this  investigation?
What do you need to plan?            Hypotheses and            Questions  Risks                  Types of dataTimings     ...
Choosing location and sites•   Health and Safety?•   Appropriate to Key Concepts•   Fit in with hypotheses•   Accessibilit...
Types of Data         Primary Data                  Secondary Data    Raw Data collected             Published data that h...
SamplingLarge sample size = more representative data•   Point Sampling•   Areal Sampling•   Linear Sampling•   Random•   S...
Sampling StrategiesMethod                Positive   NegativePragmaticSystematicStratifiedRandom
Risk AssessmentsWhat risks can you see here?
What visible/ invisible risks are there here?
Managing Risks    Risk            StrategyWeils DiseaseDrowningLowtemperaturesUneven ground
Using modern technology to aid planningWhat technology could you have used to aid this planning process?
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Planning an Investigation

  1. 1. Skills UnitPlanning an Investigation
  2. 2. Stage 1: Identify question for investigation (hypothesis)
  3. 3. SMART• Simple• Measurable• Achievable• Realistic• Timed LOCATED
  4. 4. Which of these are SMART enough totest? How could you improve them?• River valleys increase in width with increasing distance from the source• Golf courses in Bucks are located in urban areas• Do Waitrose source their food from local suppliers?• Are population densities greater in West or East Berkshire?
  5. 5. Testable Hypothesis• Measurable hypothesis are needed in order to statistically test your theory• Null Hypothesis – There is no relationship• Hypothesis – There is some form of relationship
  6. 6. Stage 2: Planning
  7. 7. Succession in Calshot Spit
  8. 8. Succession in Calshot Spit• What are your 4 hypotheses for this investigation?
  9. 9. What do you need to plan? Hypotheses and Questions Risks Types of dataTimings Sampling Location
  10. 10. Choosing location and sites• Health and Safety?• Appropriate to Key Concepts• Fit in with hypotheses• Accessibility• Time taken to reach them?• Are you doing a PILOT STUDY? 9
  11. 11. Types of Data Primary Data Secondary Data Raw Data collected Published data that has either personally or un- been processed, analysed official data ordered and analysed• Discharge • Text books• Rainfall • Maps• Census • Charts• Electoral register • Diagrams• Parish register • Journal/ Magazine Articles• Soil pH• Vegetation data• Landuse data
  12. 12. SamplingLarge sample size = more representative data• Point Sampling• Areal Sampling• Linear Sampling• Random• Stratified• Systematic
  13. 13. Sampling StrategiesMethod Positive NegativePragmaticSystematicStratifiedRandom
  14. 14. Risk AssessmentsWhat risks can you see here?
  15. 15. What visible/ invisible risks are there here?
  16. 16. Managing Risks Risk StrategyWeils DiseaseDrowningLowtemperaturesUneven ground
  17. 17. Using modern technology to aid planningWhat technology could you have used to aid this planning process?

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