# fieldwork Flashcards

1
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Mitigating risk

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reduce the risk- what is the nature of the risk and what is the human response?

2
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Change over time

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comparing primary data with secondary sources to analyse changing patterns

3
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possible exam question:
How effective are coastal management strategies at swanage?

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Two hypothesis:
-The coastal defences at swanage do a good job of protecting the beach from coastal erosion and longshore drift
-The coastal defences are well-maintained

4
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~How is primary data collected?

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questioning every 10 people
Data collected ourselves

5
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~What do you do for each method including any equipment?

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Ranging pole, clinometer

6
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~What is the sampling technique?

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7
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~Which were qualitative and which were quantitative?

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Qualitative- questionnaire, bipolar survey,

quantitative- counting waves,

8
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-Questionnaire-
Shows a range of opinions, locals know the area, might explain patterns you found

9
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-Questionnaire-

Not everyone will stop and answer your questions, may not fully understand the questions, biassed- if people live in the area they are more likely to say they like the area,
Miss out on opinions from young children and adults who are at school/work
Opinions from tourists is bad because they aren’t familiar with the area

10
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what is a bipolar survey

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people rate statements based on how accurate it is from 1-5

11
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it is qualitative data but can be written in the form of numbers and statistics so can also be quantitative. Easy to put into a graph.

12
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they cant say their own personal opinions. Only a few options, it is based on one opinion.

13
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shows effectiveness of groynes

14
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data can change drastically over time. Only shows longshore drift at one point of the beach

15
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weaknesses of our data - questionaires

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We only questioned people over 65 because people were at work or school- results were biased

-Only 3 lived in swanage (40% were not local)

-We only questioned 5 people

16
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weaknesses of our data- bipolar survey

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isn’t reliable cus its based on one persons opinion. We only asked 1 person
We would get different results if we did the bipolar survey in the winter or after a storm.

17
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weaknesses of our data- analysis of longshore drift

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not accurate because we did it on one groyne and not at different times of the year
If the tide was further in/ out we would have got different results.
Not enough measurements along the groyne.

18
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positvies of using booklets to analyise + write down data

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uniform-everyone collects the same way- reliable

clear- easy to plot data

would need wifi to use a chromebook

19
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negatives of using booklets to analyse/ write down data

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if it rains- data becomes hard to read

no space to add weather/time of when we collected information which might have affected results