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GCSE Geography:

Coursework Outline

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Method

Chapter 3 - Data Presentation

Chapter 4 - Data Interpretation

Chapter 5 - Conclusions

Chapter 6 - Evaluation

Guide to Chapter 3 - Data Presentation

Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 are best combined. This is because it is best if under each map/graph/diagram you describe the results (patterns, terms and or association) and then try to explain them (using material that you covered in the introduction concerning the theme of the project (see an example of integrating your work at the bottom of this page).

Present your information using maps, graphs, tables or diagrams. Make sure they are all clearly labelled with a key or a title where necessary.

Techniques for presenting data include:

o Maps: location maps, flow-line maps, isoline maps, dot map etc.
o Graphs/charts: line graphs and scatter graphs for visual correlations; bar charts and histograms to show frequency of data distribution; orientation graphs to show direction and frequency; pie chart/percentage bar graphs
o Tables; data set out in tabular form
o Photos, diagrams and field sketches should be used throughout the study to illustrate and explain each stage. Annotate them and use them to describe or explain geographical ideas
o Descriptive statistics: methods of describing the central tendency of data, e.g. mode, median and mean. Other methods such as percentages and ratios should be used

Examples of data sheets, questionnaires, etc. that you have used should be included.

Web link: http://www.kesgrave.suffolk.sch.uk/Curric/geog/esshow4.html (Top tips on how to present data using a range of techniques)

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