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Geographic Fieldwork & Enquiry Skills: Data Collection - Chapter Summary
While going through these lessons, you'll deepen your understanding of geographic data collection. Some of the topics covered include land-use mapping and field sketches. You'll also look at how to determine if a source is primary or secondary. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:
- Explain what the scientific method is and how it's used in geography
- Describe how to design a questionnaire for geography
- Discuss sampling techniques in geography
- Examine how geographers conduct surveys of land
- Explore primary and secondary sources
These lessons are filled with key details, and our expert instructors provide helpful examples to help you better understand these geography concepts and skills. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold for quick reference. A multiple-choice quiz is available to test your knowledge after each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as offline worksheets.
1. Using the Scientific Method in Geography
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what the scientific method is, how and why it is used in geography, and give some examples. A short quiz will follow.
2. Sampling Techniques in Geography
Assessing data from an entire geographical area is time-consuming and expensive. That's why it is important to learn proper sampling techniques. This lesson discusses the different techniques and getting results.
3. What is a Primary Source? - Definition & Examples
Let's explore primary sources. In this lesson, learn about first hand materials as primary sources. And then, begin to analyze and determine if a document, information, or object is a primary source.
4. Secondary Source: Definition & Examples
What are secondary sources? Read this lesson to learn about these materials. You'll also find out how to determine whether or not a source is secondary.
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