4. Equipment

Before starting your investigation, you need to consider the type of equipment that you will need to use (if any).  Some investigations will need specialised equipment (rivers, microclimates), others will need very little (retailing).  Human geography topics may require you to design questionnaires.

You must find out the equipment that you will need, and find out whether you can borrow it, make it or buy it yourself.  You might need to reconsider your hypotheses and aims if you cannot access the required equipment.

Since the equipment needed varies greatly between topic areas, you should click on the relevant topic link below to identify the likely kit that you will need.



Identify the equipment that you need.  Find out whether you can access it.  Do a practice run to make sure that you know how to work it.  Describe your methods, making sure that you can make each sample a fair test.