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What effects people's shopping habits in my local area?

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What effects people's shopping habits in my local area? Contents: Contents page...........................................page one. Introduction.............................................page two. Objective one...........................................page three. Objective two...........................................page five. Objective three..........................................page seven. Objective four..........................................page thirteen. Conclusion..............................................page fifteen. Evaluation...............................................page sixteen. Photos...................................................At the back. What affects shopping patterns in my local area of Denton? Introduction I have decided to look in depth into the affects of shopping patterns in my local area; To simplify the task, I have decided to split up the coursework into four easy to handle objectives; * How the types of shops and services available affects the shopping patterns of people, * How the hierarchy of settlements affects shopping patterns, * Where people come from to shop in my study area and what affects their decision, * How has the opening of new developments, and proposed developments, affected people's shopping habits in the local area? The area to which I am local is Denton and therefore I will be looking closer into the land use and types of shops in Denton. Denton is a small to large town in the EES of Manchester, and Manchester is a major city in the North West of England. ...read more.

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From common sense I can deduce that 'normal' (i.e. non-weird) people do not travel immense distances for low-order goods. This means that only people from Denton and perhaps from the immediate areas will travel into Crown Point on a week-day for low order goods. However, on a week-end people have more time and are more willing to travel greater distances. The questionnaire I have drawn up should show where people have come from during the week and on a weekend. It was also show their age, mode of transport, the frequency of shopping in Denton and a comment on Denton's shopping facilities as a whole. I took a sample of twenty people on a Thursday and twenty people on a Saturday, to illustrate the difference on shopping patterns. See figures 8 to 19 for the collated results; Please see Fig. 20 for my map'o'graph which also includes the sphere of influence around Denton. To conclude, the results have proved my theory. In the two graphs of where the people are from, it is pretty obvious that on a Thursday the shoppers are almost exclusively from Denton, where as there is only a marginal increase of people from further-a-field, such as Ashton, on a Saturday. ...read more.

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They also registered the greatest interest in the new Crown Point development. Evaluation As with any coursework, parts can be improved. This work is no exception, and it doesn't come without its faults. In objective one I could have widened my survey of the local shops to not just include a map of Crown Point but of the surrounding areas. This intern would have improved the accuracy and reliability of objective two's results, giving a much clearer image of Denton as a whole. As for objective three, if I had asked a more detailed questionnaire on every day of the week, and then on a bank holiday and other such events I would of gained even more evidence to support my hypothesises. However, the results I did collate were more than enough to prove where people come from to shop in Denton and what sort of a person they are. Objective four would certainly benefit from a wider and more stratified sample in the questionnaire. Perhaps if it were more closely linked with objective three, and the questions were more direct and specific, there would have been a greater yield of results to further back up my hypothesises. 16 ...read more.

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