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    Posted by Fraser (U14697750) on Thursday, 3rd May 2012

    I'm ok with the ku but the es I struggle with any tips

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    Posted by Shanz (U15210539) on Friday, 4th May 2012

    if its for example techniques- revise the same things e.g a pie chart, you can use colour- simple to look at and easy to compare with. Or if there is a question like this - Why is this a good location for this company?

    Is there good transport links- (close to roads, towns, airports to deliver goods)
    Is it close to towns where workers can stay e.g workers can get to their work easily.
    Will there be conflicts between land which is near it..eg A mine factory located outside a tourism town- not nice scenery, air,noise pollution?

    Is that the type of questions you are stuck on? if not,,just reply!:D happy to help..

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    Posted by MissGeoBitesize (U15166004) on Friday, 4th May 2012

    ENQUIRY SKILLS- Gathering techniques

    Rules to remember!

    1. Read the question carefully and think - would the technique actually work?
    If it's an interview will you be able to find someone that has the knowledge you're looking for? Will taking photographs highlight the issue you are investigating?

    2. Be specific when identifying your technique. 'Take photographs of both areas' as opposed to simply 'photos' ‘Interview the resort manager' as opposed to simply 'ask questions'

    3. Use different reasons for different techniques. Also try to use a variety of techniques for instance taking photographs and field sketching may be too similar.

    The most common techniques are questionnaire, interview, taking photographs, traffic survey, pedestrian count, field sketching, measuring and observing and recording.

    Below are some general reasons for using these techniques. Use these when answering a question but relate them to your specific question and remember the rules above.

    Taking photographs -
    Can be compared with older photographs to highlight changes.
    Can be placed side by side for visual comparison.

    Measuring (e.g. rivers) -
    Can gather original data perhaps unavailable from other sources e.g. the speed.
    Can compare results to identify where the fastest flow in a meander occurs.

    Interview -
    Can find out facts and opinions directly from people who may have first hand experience or knowledge.

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    Posted by MissGeoBitesize (U15166004) on Friday, 4th May 2012

    ENQUIRY SKILLS- proccessing techniques

    Rules to remember!

    1. Read the question carefully and think - would the technique actually work? Will you need one or two pie charts? Are the numbers already in %?

    2. Be specific to the question, use words from the question in your answer e.g. compare exports/imports not just compare numbers.

    3. Use different reasons for different techniques.

    The most common techniques are bar graph, line graph and pie chart. Below are some general reasons for using these techniques. Use these when answering a question but relate them to your specific question and remember the rules above.

    Bar graph/pie chart-
    Can compare data
    Can spot highest and lowest values
    Can be enhanced with colour

    Line graph-
    Can show changes and trends over time
    Multiple lines can be used for looking at relationships between data

    Pie chart-
    Easily constructed if numbers are already in %
    No need for a scale so data can be compared visually by the size of the slice

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    Posted by Dougski (U15535574) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    yeah, i'm much the same, but i found the only way to do it is to write a sheet of the gathering & processing techniques and just memorise it, often before an exam!

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