Table of Contents Aim of study Location of study area Method of Data Collection Presentation and Explanation of Data Analysis and Discussion of data Conclusion Bibliography Appendix Aim of Study The aim of the study is to describe the main fluvial depositional features and landforms observed along the middle and lower stages of the Spanish River in, Portland, Jamaica at three locations (Skibo, Chepstowe, and Spring Garden) Data Presentation: Data will be presented using tables, graphs, photographs, and field sketches.
Location of the Study Area: The study was carried out in Jamaica at the Spanish River at three (3) locations, Spring Garden, Skibo, and Chepstowe. Method of Data Collection Field work was collected on May 22, 2012 along the Spanish River at Spring Garden (location 1), Skibo (location 2), and Chepstowe (location 3) in Portland, Jamaica. Data was collected using 3 methods which include: the simple random sampling method, a mean velocity test, and a river depth & width test.
The resources used to carry out the study are as follows: maps, markers & pencil, ruler, float (tennis ball), white board, stopwatch, metre rule stick, calculator, worksheet, standing markers (students), and tape measure. The mean velocity test was carried out in two locations (skibo & chepstowe), it was done by placing two students (standing markers) 15m apart along the river one at o m (starting point) and one at 15 m (end point), while a third student was using a stopwatch to time the movement of the float (tennis ball) from o m to 15 m.
Introduction Data collection is the process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes. Data Collection Techniques include the following: Personal Interviews Conducting personal interviews is probably the best method of data collection to gain ...
The procedure was repeated until a total of 6 readings were attained and averaged to reduce error and increase accuracy. The width & depth test was carried out in two locations (skibo & cheptowe), the procedure was performed by placing two students in the water at either sides of the river one holding the end of the tape measure and the other holding the tape where ever it stops at his end, another student then measured the depth of the river bed at every one (1) metre to the opposite end of the river. This was carried out to the full width of the river The simple random sampling test was carried out in all 3 locations.