Year 5

Tools of fieldwork: surveys and questionnaires

In this lesson we will be learning about surveys and questionnaires. We will begin by learning about surveys and how they can be used in fieldwork studies. Finally, we will explore questionnaires and how questions can be used to obtain a wide range of data.

Year 5

Tools of fieldwork: surveys and questionnaires

In this lesson we will be learning about surveys and questionnaires. We will begin by learning about surveys and how they can be used in fieldwork studies. Finally, we will explore questionnaires and how questions can be used to obtain a wide range of data.

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Key learning points

  1. What a field sketch is
  2. Why geographers do surveys and questionnaires
  3. How these tools help geographers

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5 Questions

Q1.
What are sketch maps?
Complex drawings of an area.
Satellite images of an area.
Correct answer: Simple drawings of an area.
Q2.
What should sketch maps start with?
Correct answer: A frame
A key
A line showing directions
A title
Q3.
Which of these statements about maps is not true?
Geographers can gain a better overview of a place through studying a map.
Correct answer: Geographers can learn everything they need to know about an area through maps.
Maps help organise information.
Q4.
What are fieldwork tools?
Correct answer: The methods and techniques used to collect data.
The physical tools used to collect data.
Tools used to work in fields.
Q5.
What is a topographic map?
A type of map that shows you road names and places.
A type of map that shows you the boundaries of each country.
Correct answer: A type of map that shows you the relief of the land.

5 Questions

Q1.
What is a survey?
A roughly drawn map that shows only basic details.
A series of questions for the purpose of gathering information.
Correct answer: A way of reviewing a particular feature of the physical or human environment.
Q2.
Which of these statements is a disadvantage of using a questionnaire?
They allow you to compare different opinions.
They allow you to cover every aspect of a topic.
Correct answer: They may be less accurate when trying to obtain factual information.
Q3.
What would be the best fieldwork tool for measuring biodiversity of an area?
A questionnaire.
A sketch map.
Correct answer: A survey.
Q4.
What should sketch maps start with?
Correct answer: A frame
A key
A line showing directions
A title
Q5.
What is a topographic map?
A type of map that shows you road names and places.
A type of map that shows you the boundaries of each country.
Correct answer: A type of map that shows you the relief of the land.