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# Planning an investigation. Stage 2: Data collection. Counting all the services involved all the groups covering different areas of the town and then at the end we had to put all the information together. The questionnaire was carried out by random members

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Geog. Coursework Stage 2: Data collection I wanted to prove that if there is a wide variety of services the sphere of influence will be greater and people would travel further to avail of these services. In order to try and prove this I had to carry out a count of all of the services offered by the town, I also had to try and get a number of people to complete a questionnaire so as I could try and establish how far the people were willing to come to avail of the services the settlement has to offer. In order to collect the data I firstly had to design a way of counting all the services along with the class, we agreed that the best way to this was to make a list of all the possible services that a settlement could over then we would tally them all up. ...read more.

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In order for us to try and prove that Christallers theory is true we need to be able to know how far the average person is willing to come to avail of the services offered by the settlement. That is why we have designed a questionnaire to try and find this information out along with other useful information so we can broaden are findings even more. In order for our data to be correlated quickly we firstly had to be split up into different groups in order to try and record the data quick when we arrived at the settlement. Then we had to establish which groups were going to cover each part of the settlement, and design a route so that each group would end up covering as much as possible so that we would get every service in the settlement counted. ...read more.

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But the question that then faced us was how do we put all this information together? Well we were split into groups and given a settlement for instance I was in a group and we were given Enniskillen. So a member of the group went around and the class and got all the record sheets that were recorded in Enniskillen then they were divided out among our group and each service was read out one by one from A-Z, and all the tallies were recorded on one large record sheet for Enniskillen by another member of the group. This process was carried out for each of the settlements and the final record sheets with all the information were made. Then we had to try and correlate the information that was contained within the questionnaires. We had to get averages and recorded all this information on a separate sheet so it could be all very clear. ?? ?? ?? ?? Geog Coursework 12 September 2006 Stage 2: Data collection Shane McCudden 12D Page: 1 ...read more.

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