Describing your results

Write a commentary describing the trends, patterns or relationships in your results. Make comparisons between different locations or groups of people. Use numbers to support each statement. Here are some useful words.


  • increase
  • decrease
  • no change


  • equally distributed
  • unequally distributed
  • dispersed
  • concentrated
  • sparse


Direction of correlation:

  • positive
  • negative
  • no correlation

Strength of correlation:

  • strong
  • weak

Statements of proportion
e.g. “A is 40% higher than B”

Explaining your results

Try to explain each finding you have described with reference to geographical theory. Finally state whether your key findings show if your hypothesis is correct, partly correct or incorrect.

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