Module 4

OHT 4b

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Approaches to Fieldwork:
Field Research

Source: Adapted from Laws, K. (1989) Learning Geography through Fieldwork in J. Fien, R. Gerber and P. Wilson (eds) The Geography Teacher's Guide to the Classroom, 2nd edition, Macmillan, Melbourne, p.105.

Identification of a problem as the result of direct observations or from class work or from special interests of students.


Formulation of an hypothesis as a result of reading, discussion, thinking.


Field activities to collect data to test hypothesis.


Data analysis - processing information.


Hypothesis testing - accept or reject.