002 - Methodology and Data Collection

Factual Questions

How can primary and secondary sources by used successfully in an investigation?

What types of sampling techniques are there?

Key Terminology

We will be defining the terms above throughout the lesson and there are links to what they are in the associated sections below.

The 5 data collection transects

Data collection requirements per transect group

Activity One - Collecting quality data

Activity Two - 'Walking' the transects and selecting sites

Use Google Street View within Google Maps to 'walk' at least one of the transects. Be thinking about where it would be best to be when you want to collect the pedestrian and traffic counts.

Activity Three - Sampling

Sampling is the process of collecting data from some sites or people in order to obtain a perspective upon a large population or place. How we choose locations (or people to ask questions of) can introduce data skews.

Which sampling approach will you take to ensure the high quality of your data collection?

Activity Four- Pedestrian, traffic and footfall surveys

Activity Five - Building type

Activity Six- Environment quality survey

Activity Seven - The Write Up - Methodology

While you have collected the data as a group you will write up how you did this process individually. What methods you include will very much depend on what your hypotheses are. Produce a methodology  (in a lab report style rather than a story) for the methods you will use by including the following:

Formal Requirements

How will I be assessed?

The methodology will be assessed primarily through Criterion B - Investigating.

Assessing the Methodology