Presentation on theme: "Geographical investigation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Geographical investigation A guide to geographical research projects.
2 GI is a form of geographical inquiry consisting of a series of structured tasks where students are required to: investigate a geographical issue, plan their research, gather and analyse data, construct their geographical interpretations basedon data collected, andevaluate and communicate their findings
3 1. Analyse the GI Question 2. Collect Data 3. Analyse and Discuss Data What is the question?What factors should I be looking at to sufficiently examine my area of concern?2. Collect DataWhat kind of data do I need to get?Where can I get those data?How can I get those data?3. Analyse and Discuss DataIntepret, analyse data collected.Discuss with group and come up with a considered, collective response that can answer the GI question4. Presenting Data and ReflectionUsing a suitable presentation method, present and communicate data.Conclusion must answer GI questionReflect on learning and experienceReflect on strengths, limitations, and ways to improve the investigationCome up with foci points to conduct your investigation along (pg 23-24) and/or frame your issue using the DCR or 5W1H approach.
4 Step by step… Interviews and Surveys with people Conduct fieldwork: Measure the amount of pollutants in the air with a suitable and accessible measurement tool.Back it up with supporting data from secondary sourcesAir QualityWhat is the current air quality like in Singapore now?HOW DO PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THE AIR QUALITY?What is the focus of the investigation?Generate guiding questions (Pg 25).Identify the data neededChoose methods and collect dataAnalyse and present Data (must answer GI questions!).ReflectWho are affected? Who made it better/worse?HISTORICAL DATA ABOUT AIR QUALITYHow should we improve air quality?AIR QUALITY DATA (PRIMARY DATA)
5 Q: How is our gi different from historical inquiry?
6 WHAT KINDS OF DATA ARE THERE? 2. Collect DataSECONDARY DATAPRIMARY DATA
8 QUANTITATIVE METHODS: Statistical, uses instruments. So many different kinds of equipment and data collection methods!QUANTITATIVE METHODS: Statistical, uses instruments.QUALITATIVE METHODS: Descriptive, uses interviews and/or observations, for example.HOW TO KNOW WHAT METHODS TO EMPLOY? THINK ABOUT YOUR GI AND ITS GUIDING QUESTIONS!
12 Tentative TimelineT3 W3: Start of Project + Brainstorming (GI Session 1)T3 W6 (First lesson): Geography Practice CAT3 W8 (18/8): Sec 1 CA.T3 W5: To have completed first house visit (GI Session 2)T3 W10: Second house visit (GI Session 3)Sept Holidays: Prepare for presentation and submissionT4 W1: Presentation of Projects (presentation and poster), submission of individual reflections.T4 W4: Geography Finals