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Llandudno fieldwork

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Contents 1. Title Page 2. Contents 3. Introduction to study 4. Location of Llandudno 5. Physical features of Llandudno 6. Economic Wealth and History of Llandudno 7. Aim of Study 8. Burgess Urban Model - The Theory 9. Hoyt Urban Model - The Theory 10. Sphere of Influence - The Theory 11. Definitions of Threshold Population and Range 12. Hypotheses 13. Methodology 14. Details of Hypotheses and evidence of study Hypothesis 1 15. Hypothesis 2 16. Hypothesis 3 17. Hypothesis 4 18. Hypothesis 1 - results Annotated photos 19. Data Interpretation 20. Data Interpretation Cont'd. 21. Hypothesis 2 - results 22. Data Presentation 23. Data Presentation Cont'd. 24. Data Interpretation 25. Data Interpretation Cont'd. 26. Hypothesis 3 -results 27. Collected Group Results 28. Data Presentation 29. Data Interpretation 30. Data Interpretation Cont'd. 31. Hypothesis 4 - results 32. Data Presentation 33. Data Interpretation 34. Data Interpretation Cont'd. 35. Evaluation - overall conclusion 36. Main Evaluation - for each hypothesis Data Collection pack Copy of brief I followed Mark Scheme Introduction What is Geography? My definition of geography: Geography is the study of the Earth and the relations of humankind with their environment. An environment consisting of landscapes, mountains, rivers, climate, wildlife and the people by whom it is inhabited. In class we have studied the topic 'Settlement' using the secondary sources of textbooks, videos and teacher/class discussions. We have decided to put theories we have learnt, in class, into a practical situation - on a fieldtrip to Llandudno, North Wales on 14th June 2005. Evidence of data and photos will therefore provide us with primary sources and hopefully prove at least one of the studied theories. Llandudno Site: With its unique combination of Victorian style and Edwardian elegance, Llandudno is the largest holiday resort in Wales. It stands on a peninsula, jutting out into the Irish Sea, between the twin headlands of the limestone rock known as Great Orme and Little Orme. ...read more.

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lorries or vans with deliveries for factories or other industry could enter via Maesdu Road (accessible by a roundabout) and tourists visiting Llandudno may park away from the seafront due to busy periods or expensive prices for parking. Another pointer I have noticed is that the majority of the sites we investigated had more vehicles than pedestrians travelling through them. Possible reasons for this could be: o Vehicles can travel faster than pedestrians. In the 10 minutes at each site that we used for counts more vehicles would have passed by than pedestrians for this reason. o Some areas may have been more accessible by vehicles than pedestrians. o Some visitors may just be passing through to bypass somewhere else or just pass through Llandudno as a more scenic route to wherever they may be going. The only anomalies of this finding were sites 1, 5 and 7. For sites 1 and 5 I have already stated why more pedestrians would be located there. I would predict that site 7 has more pedestrians than vehicles passing through it (71 pedestrians, 57 vehicles) because that is where the main shops are situated and so this area and beyond would be busy with people shopping for various goods meaning fewer cars, etc would pass through. Is the Hypothesis proved or disproved? Overall, I believe I have proved the hypothesis but the results were not as definite as they were for the land use survey. Having proved the hypothesis I have therefore also partly achieved my second aim of the fieldtrip to Llandudno. Although my second hypothesis was not specifically related to finding out Llandudno's Sphere of Influence, I have discovered the Sphere of Influence within Llandudno itself as being the area served by the CBD (Central Business District). This is where most shops, hotels, B & B's and offices etc are located and so this is where most people visiting Llandudno travelled for their required goods, services, leisure activities, etc. ...read more.

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This was the main disadvantage of the technique used. The results could be improved by allowing only one group of four students to conduct the same investigation into building and environmental quality in Llandudno. The four individual's opinions could be averaged out for each factor of building and environmental quality in order to assume a more accurate, valued judgement. Of course, using this method would, without a doubt, take longer to complete the task. But, it would hopefully provide us with a more reliable set of results. The study would have to be repeated and another trip to Llandudno arranged. Another method which could improve the accuracy of the results a lot more would be, as I have already mentioned for land use, to organise a document, compiled by the local council, to be presented to the group. This method would probably be the only strategy of obtaining a completely accurate set of results. However, it could also be more hassling. Accuracy of Results I have already discussed the inaccuracy of the results found for building and environmental quality and I believe that they are related to problems with the methodology, also described previously. Validity of Conclusions My individual conclusions may not be related to other student's work because, as I have repeatedly mentioned throughout this evaluation section, not everybody will have interpreted the data in the same way from their presentation of the data. My conclusions may be invalid because the group did not have a large enough set of results, in my opinion and/or the results were not accurate enough. When repeated, data for hypothesis 4 would hopefully be more reliable to make conclusions from, as we would hopefully have more accurate data to interpret from. This would be because of the improvements explained previously (for hypothesis 4) to the enquiry process, after which the validity of my conclusions should increase. ?? ?? ?? ?? Llandudno Fieldwork Lucy Cable 1 ...read more.

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