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Methodology In order to analyse Altrincham, it was divided into four sectors. Northwest, Northeast, southwest and southeast. We did this in order to speed up the collection of the data as there was not enough time for an individual collection of the data. These sectors were names sector 1, 2, 3, 4 with sector 1 being the northwest part of Altrincham, sector to being the northeast part of Altrincham, sector three being the southeast and sector 4 being the southwest part of Altrincham. N [_______] = 1 kilometre. Taken from: http://www.google.co.uk/maps Sampling To analyse Altrincham we used a various amount off different techniques. The first being sampling. There are three types of sampling: 1. Random sampling Random sampling is where the collection of data is taken entirely by chance. For example to take the traffic counts, we dropped a pen onto the area we were examining several times and collected the data from those certain points. Therefore the collection points were chosen completely at random. 2. systematic sampling Systematic sampling is where follows of a certain pattern through out the collection of data is taken by with from a starting point and t hen at regular intervals. ...read more.


On the right: typical inter war house http://img.trovit.com/img-uk_homes-P021e5c48a05d2d90b43.jpg Modern To determine if a house was modern, we examined the house to see if it had modern characteristics such as double glazed windows, a unique design, and many different characteristics. www.google.com/images Environmental Quality In order to work out the environmental quality of a certain area, we came up with a table which contained different factors on which to base the road on. To asses the road, we stood half way down a street and we took in the results by our own judgement. The table in which we based our results on is shown below. Value( across ) 5 3 1 Factors ( down ) Pavement and roads No broken slabs road in good condition Minor repairs Potholes and uneven slabs Litter and rubbish Clean, no litter Some litter Unsightly litter problem Dereliction No dereliction or waste land Some dereliction unsightly Wirescape No overhead wires, aerials, etc Some wires Many wires Advertisements an notices None One or two Many garish and intrusive adverts Air pollution No air pollution Occasional air pollution Unpleasant persistent pollution Noise nuisance No noticeable or unpleasant noise some noise Major ...read more.


Values (across) 5 3 1 Factors (below) Housing type Ditched Semi-detached Terraced Parking facilities Two + garages One garage No garage Windows Double glazed Single glazed Boarded up Front garden Large Medium Small / none State of repair Excellent Some repairs necessary Peeling paintwork, cracked stonework Width of frontage 25m + 10-25 m Less than 10 m Road Cul de sac Residential street Main road Adjacent land use Residential/ open land Schools, shops nearby Industry, railways etc The scores were then totalled up and scored out of 40. Green Space In order to measure the green space we gathered secondary data from Google earth and other maps and looked for areas which contained environmentally green factors. To measure the distance from the C.B.D we drew rings around the map going out per hundred metres as shown below. We also followed the same procedure for house prices to show that they increased with distance from the C.B.D. Traffic density In order to measure the traffic density in Altrincham, we dropped a pen onto a piece of paper and took traffic counts from where the pen landed. Secondly we collected the data and placed it in a table. The traffic counts were taken from the map shown below. ...read more.

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