ERIC Number: ED049080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teaching Geography. Hypothesis Testing in Field Studies. No. 11.
Chapallaz, D. P.; And Others
In this pamphlet (one of a series designed for direct use by teachers) an attempt has been made by six teachers to show on what basis they set out to test a series of hypotheses in human geography during fieldwork carried out by sixth formers. The exercises discussed are largely in the field of urban geography and in the study of the urban field of influences, but the last one on land use sampling is mainly an attempt to see how far various methods of sampling land use would give reasonably accurate results compared with a full survey. The most notable innovation of the Norwich field course was the shift in emphasis away from largely descriptive physical and regional studies towards a more analytical approach to geography based on concepts and the testing of hypotheses. Section titles in the pamphlet are: The Business Structure of a Town; Report of Fieldwork on Market Areas; and, Examination of the Accuracy and Suitability of Land Use Sampling Techniques. (Author/DJB)
Descriptors: Community Study, Course Descriptions, Field Instruction, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Grade 12, Human Geography, Inquiry, Land Use, Research Skills, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Urban Areas
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Authoring Institution: Geographical Association, Sheffield (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Revision of a report, "Norwich and It's Regions," presented at Annual Conference, Geographical Association, December, 1968