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GEOGRAPHICAL INVESTIGATION A guide to geographical research projects.
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 based on data collected, and evaluate and communicate their findings
1. Analyse the GI Question What is the question? What factors should I be looking at to sufficiently examine my area of concern? 2. Collect Data What kind of data do I need to get? Where can I get those data? How can I get those data? 3. Analyse and Discuss Data Intepret, analyse data collected. Discuss with group and come up with a considered, collective response that can answer the GI question 4. Presenting Data and Reflection Using a suitable presentation method, present and communicate data. Conclusion must answer GI question Reflect on learning and experience Reflect on strengths, limitations, and ways to improve the investigation
Air Quality 1.What is the focus of the investigation? 2.Generate guiding questions (Pg 25). 3.Identify the data needed 4.Choose methods and collect data 5.Analyse and present Data (must answer GI questions!). 6.Reflect What is the current air quality like in Singapore now? Who are affected? Who made it better/worse? How should we improve air quality? HOW DO PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THE AIR QUALITY? HISTORICAL DATA ABOUT AIR QUALITY AIR QUALITY DATA (PRIMARY DATA) 1.Interviews and Surveys with people 2.Conduct fieldwork: Measure the amount of pollutants in the air with a suitable and accessible measurement tool. 3.Back it up with supporting data from secondary sources
PRIMARY DATA SECONDARY DATA 2. Collect Data
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. THINK ABOUT YOUR GI AND ITS GUIDING QUESTIONS! HOW TO KNOW WHAT METHODS TO EMPLOY? THINK ABOUT YOUR GI AND ITS GUIDING QUESTIONS!
- Field Sketching:
Labelling: writing down the names of places. VERSUS Annotating: Names, descriptions, which are focused towards answering a central theme.
T3 W3: Start of Project + Brainstorming (GI Session 1) T3 W6 (First lesson): Geography Practice CA T3 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 submission T4 W1: Presentation of Projects (presentation and poster), submission of individual reflections. T4 W4: Geography Finals