Now that we have collected all of our data, it is time to put it all together.
First, make sure all of your paper data is inputed here
PART 2 – graphing results, analysis, conclusion and evaluation
Please use clear headings for these sections.
-1. Graph your data in order to analyse your findings
* Note – Graphs can be computer generated or done by hand and must have titles, referred to and be integrated into the text, where you talk about them. You should use a variety of suitable graphs to display data. They must be clear, have labelled/numbered axis and titled. Be as creative as you want when illustrating all of your work.
-2. Write the trend of each graph underneath, including anomalies
-3. Write your analysis under the headings of each Hypotheses.
You will state what we expected with reference to our studies on coastal processes and landforms.( use what we have learned in class! ) You will analyse ( describe and explain ) the data you collected with regard to the expectations of a destructive beach, and state whether or not you have proved or disproved each hypothesis. DO NOT ANSWER THE RESEARCH QUESTION. You will do this in the conclusion.
Use pictures throughout your analysis to support your arguments.
- The beach gradient is steeper towards the back of the beach
- Create a beach profile by graphing the angle of slope from each quadrat of your transect and analyse this bearing in mind what we know about a destructive profile (use class averages)
- Triangle calculator
- Drawing a cross section by hand
- Beach material will be larger and more angular towards the back of the beach
- Create 1 graph to illustrate your findings roundness and size and analyse what you found. (use class averages )
- The waves will be high ( 1 metre or more ) and frequent ( more than 12 per minute )
- Using a table to illustrate the data and graph the 2 class averages..
- There will be a strong longshore drift
- Analyse your findings referring to prevailing wind, direction of movement and time taken for any movement of material over 10m. If it is over 3m per minute then it is considered strong.
5. There is natural evidence (erosional landforms) and man made evidence (defenses) that the beach is being destroyed
- Using your field sketch, pictures and the observational notes you made as well as photographs present any evidence of the above. Use lots of photos and be creative here. Annotate your photographs to show what they illustrate.
Sum up what you found. Are your hypotheses mainly proven or disproven? Use each hypothesis to base the summary of your findings in order to give your answer to the question: “ Is the beach at Kamakura Inmuragasaki a destructive beach?”
- Briefly evaluate your methods (discuss positive and negatives) (not the execution of your peers!)
- Suggest how the study/methodology might be improved
- Suggest how the study might be extended.