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, flowline 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)
