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I will be explaining how I conducted my investigation and why I chose this method. Firstly, to perform my investigation, I chose to ask people in Birmingham City Centre, questions about traffic congestion and its effects.

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In this section, I will be explaining how I conducted my investigation and why I chose this method. Firstly, to perform my investigation, I chose to ask people in Birmingham City Centre, questions about traffic congestion and its effects. I also did a traffic count on Broad Street, to see what kind of transport went into Broad Street and how many was there of each type. I used one primary collection technique. This was asking questions to the public in the City Centre on 2 consecutive days. I asked 12 questions regarding traffic congestion. I gave them choices of answering ( A,B,C,D e.t.c) for only a few questions such as Age. I asked these questions in places such as Coperation Street and around Broad Street. Since these places had a vast number of people compared to other, I used this method because it was the easiest and quickest way of asking the allotted people I had. But aswell as this, I asked people for their own views such as this question, '' How do you think the problem can be solved?''. ...read more.

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Age: I chose this question so that I could get a good cross reference of all ages of people who went to Birmingham City Centre. 2) Gender: I chose this so that I could get a good cross reference of opinions of males and females. 3) Where did you travel from: I chose this question so that I could get an idea of where they travelled from and some knowledge about that area. 4) How did you travel to Birmingham City Centre: This was a closed question, so that I could get my answers quickly and still get an idea of how they travelled to Birmingham City Centre. 5) Why did you travel to Birmingham City Centre: I chose this question so that I could get an idea of what the public did at Birmingham City Centre but more importantly why they came to Birmingham City Centre. 6) Do you think Birmingham City Centre is congested: I asked this question as this was part of my hypothesis and help me to put forward the overall result of this question towards the investigation, and to use it as evidence to answer my hypothesis 7) ...read more.

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I did my traffic count at 2:00 PM. I counted the transports going into Birmingham from Broad street traffic lights. I then could use the results to put the results into a graph to show the outcome of which transport was coming in the most and when the peak was, when it was most happening. I also marked on a map that was given to me by my teacher, the directions of which the traffic was coming from, the pedestrianised areas, areas for parking, bus stops and traffic lights. This would come in useful prior to the fact it would help me prove that congestion in Birmingham City Centre, is a big problem that is ever increasing. I also decided to collect secondary data. This was data, which I would research by using other sources such as the internet, newspapers etc. I collected images, newspaper articles and maps which were related to the subject in question, which is to prove congestion occurs on the roads leading into Birmingham City Centre. I would have to analyze this data and say how it was relevant to my study, to help back up and give evidence for my answer for this investigation. ?? ?? ?? ?? Surbjit Singh 10SK GCSE Geography Coursework - Method ...read more.

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