Mindmap potential ideas and finding sub-categories for each idea, considering how it would benefit me and why I would choose it.
17 September 2018 - 28 February 2019
research around final title idea split the research into sub-categories. Continue researching with the new, refined title. retain source information for citing, during the writing process. ensure that reliable sources are being used.
choose a final title
21 September 2018 - 24 September 2018
Choose the project title. Make any modifications to initial title idea, perhaps due to problems that occur during research.
20 October 2018
Visit to Cardiff University. Research using Google Scholar, finding reliable resources and publications and other secondary data.
Consider primary questionnaire
12 November 2018 - 25 November 2018
Read through existing research, finding where lacking in information- use this to conduct primary data questionnaire. Consider the target population and how to achieve this.
Contact Paulton Ambulance centre and write questionnaire.
26 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
Contact Paulton Ambulance center regarding staff participation of questionnaire. Ensure the sample size is sufficient to draw conclusions.
Write out a questionnaire with appropriate data, considering ease of analysis.
Hand primary data questionnaire into Paulton Ambulance Centre
6 December 2018 - 20 December 2018
Hand questionnaire into ambulance centre, print excess questionnaire to maximise chances of getting sufficient data. Also, to maximise chances, leave for a long time period.
8 January 2019 - 8 February 2019
Structure essay, including sub-categories of secondary data, results from primary data, findings and conclusions.
write EPQ essay
4 February 2019 - 1 April 2019
Write EPQ essay following the structure plan. Ensure sufficient work is produced in time for mid-project review. Dedicate 2+ hours a week for the writing process, including time for additional research. Write a draft, make improvements, write a draft, make improvements... Until final essay produced in time for deadline.
prepare for/ present presentation
25 March 2019 - 2 April 2019
Following guidance from supervisor, prepare for the presentation, in powerpoint form. Include research, key findings, strengths, weaknesses, and improvements. Practice to yourself and peers- aim for 10-minute duration.