Lincoln Field Study Data Collection


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Lincoln Field Study Data Collection

  1. 1. Data Collection Aka next bit of Coursework
  2. 2. Data Collection <ul><li>This section is all about how you have collected data on your field-study day. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data collection <ul><li>Edexcel (the exam board we use for GCSE) state that they like this section in a table. </li></ul><ul><li>You should have a photocopied sheet that gives you the headings for each section: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Data Collection - Techniques <ul><li>In this section you state the techniques you used to collect information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Car tax disc survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian count etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Data collection – Where/When <ul><li>In this section you state the location(s) and times that you did each technique. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Data collection - Method <ul><li>This section is used to describe how you collected information – e.g. how did you do a pedestrian count? </li></ul><ul><li>If there was a time limit to the activity (e.g. pedestrian count) then make sure this is stated here. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data collection – Purpose/justification <ul><li>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? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Data Collection – Problems/Solutions. <ul><li>This is where you explain any problems you came across when collecting data and how you managed to solve the problem. </li></ul><ul><li>For example – did you have people questioning what you were doing in a car park? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Data Collection - Limitations <ul><li>Limitations are something that could affect the quality and accuracy of your results. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, people noticed that some car tax discs were stamped DVLA – how does that affect the quality of your findings? </li></ul>