IRS 2012 GROUP C RESEARCH JUSTIFICATION
YEAR ONE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH STUDIES
Research Topic: WILD LIFE CONSERVATION
Chosen Area of Focus: The location of Wild Boars in Singapore and how to stop it (humanely)
1. Framing our research topic
Our chosen area of focus is “The location of Wild Boars in Singapore and how to stop it (humanely)". We have chosen this topic for the recent culling of Wild Boars caught both our attention,and our emotions and almost immediately triggered us to find where the Wild Boar population is hiding, and how to stop it as humanely as possible, both for the sake of the wild boars and our reputation as humanely civilized people.
a. Singapore is a large-scale developing country, fighting for it's own land. As we do as such, the wild boar territory has been invaded, forcing many wild boars out of their territory, therefore a valid reason why wild boars are roaming on our 'territory' we seem to fight over so mercilessly. Merciless enough to kill anything in our way, just for land.
b. The advantages of wild boars roaming around is that it provides hope for our wildlife populations, and that it can still sustain life, and also holding our reputation as a 'Clean and Green City'.
c. Wild boars can be helped for by tracking down it's nesting areas, and helping to conserve their population and their territorial land as much as possible.
2. Reasons for choice of topic
a. We have chosen this topic, as we want to help protect the wild boars in Singapore.
b. This allows us to fulfil the requirements of the project task as the project task helps in the conservation of wild boars, and their land.
c. This topic benefits society as people will know of the problem, and help save the wild boars.
3. Feasibility of the research
a. There is a need for our research, as NEA has taken up the preposterous decision to cull the wild boars, and we should stop it before the order is fully taken out.
b. It is possible to carry out and complete the project, as it needs little physical work.
c. The proposed course of action is logical and realistic as it can be completed with the help of connections with people against the order, and with the vast internet.
d. The research provides sufficient opportunity for generation of ideas, as we will constantly have to think of ways to do certain things in the project. As for analysis and evaluation of ideas, we will certainly have many opportunities to analyse information and evaluate ideas on how to go about deciding what to do next.
4. Manageability of the research
a. The timeline for the different components of the project will be decided later based on the situation then. But overall, the project will be done as quickly and carefully as we can, trying our best not to go out of point and staying as close to the topic as possible.
b. This research provides sufficient opportunity for group work as we will need to discuss a lot of matters regarding the project, for example who will be assigned to do what component of the project and we will have to work together.
c. We do anticipate some difficulties along the way, such as poor communication among the group members and lack of data. We intend to cope with these difficulties by trying to get the group to go and upload their findings and their part of the project onto wikispaces.com
5. Accessibility of the information required
a. Information/knowledge that will be relevant to our research would be the amount of time people usually spend on social networking websites on average each day.
b. We will be obtaining this information from primary and secondary sources, depending on which one gives more reliable and useful information.
c. Some alternatives that we have thought of would be to ask others for information or where can we find the information that we need.
d. Some problems we anticipate while gathering my materials would be that the information that we can find is not entirely relevant to our project and that that is already the closest piece of information among all others that we have found.