Enquiry Skills GEOGRAPHY Malcolm McDonald Bathgate Academy
Enquiry Skills What are they ? Gathering Processing Evaluating.
Simply means PROCESSING SKILLS What are they ? drawing a diagram putting figures in a table drawing a graph Easier to read information Easy to make comparisom Easy to look at trends
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Line Graph
Relationship - 2 variables Shows trends JUSTIFICATION Shows amount of growth Easy to draw Easier to read than figures.
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Multiple Line Graph
JUSTIFICATION Compares things at different places Easy to draw Similar trends can be seen..
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Bar Graph
JUSTIFICATION Good way of showing Amounts Highs and lows.. Increases or decreases Enhanced in colour Enhanced in 3D
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Pie Chart
JUSTIFICATION Good way of showing Percentages Proportions Relative importance Easy to read Dont need a scale Easy to compare different statistics
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Proportional Bar Graph
JUSTIFICATION Divided bar graph is good for showing proportions Is easier to draw than piechart Easy to read Easy to compare different statistics.
Processing Skills Justification Why would you use them ? Transect
JUSTIFICATION Transect is good for showing relationship -height and landuse Locations straight from map Comments can go underneath using headings like. Land use Settlements Transport
Answering Questions GENERAL QUESTION The information below was collected during an investigation of a local factory PRODUCTION COSTS %Number of workers Transport15 Plant running15Office30 Council Rates10Manual60 Machinery / Buildings25Transport 20 Wages25Managerial 6 Materials10 For each table identify an appropriate technique ( you should have 2) which you would use to process this information. In each case justify your choice of technique
Answering Questions PRODUCTION COSTS % Transport15 Plant running15 Council Rates10 Machinery / Buildings25 Wages25 Materials10 Answer 2+2 =4 The production costs could be shown by a pie chart. Each production cost could be shown clearly in segments so that they could be compared. The main categories can be easily identified. Colour or shading can bring out the differences. The production costs could be shown by a bar graph. The graph could show the largest to the smallest in order.. This would make comparison easy. The scale chosen can bring out major differences. Colour or shading can make it easy to compare the different costs