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Year 10 Research Action Plan

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This is a guide for students undertaking their own fieldwork research. In this case it is about waste management.

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Year 10 Research Action Plan

  1. 1. Research Action Plan Year 10 Geography by Martin Pluss
  2. 2. Step 1 Identify the aim and the purpose of the investigation <ul><li>Waste management at Tara </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2- Generate Focus Questions to be addressed by the investigation <ul><li>Where is the waste located at Tara? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the different types of waste at Tara </li></ul><ul><li>What strategies can be developed to manage waste at Tara? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3 - What Primary and Secondary data are needed to answer the questions <ul><li>Not a lot of secondary data </li></ul><ul><li>There is plenty of primary date that you will have to collect this term </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4 - Identify techniques you will use to collect data <ul><li>Each technique needs to be related to the research question you are asking. </li></ul><ul><li>Field Observation and mapping of waste </li></ul><ul><li>Taking photos of waste </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul>
  6. 6. Link technique to research Question <ul><li>Where is the waste by field observation and mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Types of waste by photos </li></ul><ul><li>Management of waste by survey </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 5 - Collect Primary and Secondary Data <ul><li>This is the method of your research </li></ul><ul><li>Locate waste before school, recess, lunch and after school on three separate occasions. </li></ul><ul><li>At different time take photos of the different kinds of waste you can see. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a survey and give to certain years groups staff and perhaps key staff respnsible eg: Deputy Admin, Property Manager </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 6- Process and analyse the collected data <ul><li>Using your maps locate the waste on the maps for different times. Have a key to show different types of waste and who sits there. </li></ul><ul><li>Sort and select main photos of different types of waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect at least 10-20 surveys and put the information into tables for each question. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 7 - Select presentation methods to communicate the findings <ul><li>For location of waste develop a series of neat maps to show where waste is located </li></ul><ul><li>With your selected photos place them on a sheet of paper and annotate comments. Also show the location of where the photos were taken on a map. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the tables of information for each question decide what graphs, tables, maps, list and commentary best presents the results. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 8 - Propose and individual or group action in response to the research findings <ul><li>In this section decide what you can do to manage waste at Tara. You might make a recommendation to the Deputy Admin through and individual or collective report, you might have an awareness day or you might make representations to the SRC. </li></ul>
  11. 15. Marking Guide <ul><li>Organisation - Class Mark 10marks </li></ul><ul><li>Coherence – Class Mark 10marks </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques – Assessment Mark 10marks </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis – Assessment Mark 10marks </li></ul>

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