advantages of measurement as data collection tool in field work

measurement involves use of calibrated ( standardized ) and non-calibrated instruments like tape measure, weighing scales, ropes tins etc to establish/ investigate length, size, weight, area of geographical features in the field

the following are advantages of measurement as a data collection tool in fieldwork

  • It enables the researcher to establish the quantitative characteristics of geographical phenomena e.g. size, weight and length, etc
  • It is flexible as different tools and techniques can be used e.g. both calibrated and non- calibrated tools can be used.
  • It enables making predictions about the phenomena investigated
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