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Handbook of Ethological Methods - Philip N. Lehner

Handbook of Ethological Methods

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1996
ISBN: 9780521554053
Number Of Pages: 694

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At first glance, studying behavior is easy, but as every budding ethologist quickly realizes, there are a host of complex practical, methodological and analytical problems to solve before designing and conducting the study. How do you choose which species or which behavior to study? What equipment will you need to observe and record behavior successfully? How do you record data in the dark, in the wet, or without missing part of the action? How do you analyze and interpret the data to yield meaningful information? This new expanded edition of the Handbook of Ethological Methods provides a complete step-by-step introduction to ethological methods from topic choice and behavioral description to data collection and statistical analysis. This book is a must for both beginning students and experienced researchers studying animal behavior in the field or laboratory.

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'... an outstanding and ambitious volume. It should be on the shelf of everyone who wants to be a serious student of animal behaviour ... this handbook will serve for many years to come as the source book for the study of animal behaviour.' Ethology '... very useful hints and sound advice on methods, data collection and its pitfalls.' John Dover, Journal of Insect Conservation 'To anyone having an interest in insect behaviour, this text will revolutionize their capacity for observation. For those starting out on insect behaviour research projects, the text is an essential reference source.' R. L. H. Dennis, Entomologist's Gazette

Getting Started
A conceptual model of animal behavior
Choice of subject
Reconnaissance observation
Delineation of research
Design of research
Experimental research
Collecting the Data
Data collection methods
Data collection equipment
Selected examples of data collection and description
Analysing the Results
Introduction to statistical methods
Selecting a statistical test
Parametric statistical tests
Nonparametric statistical tests
Rates of behavior and analysis of sequences
Statistical analyses for spatial orientation, time and spatial patterns
Presentation and interpretation of results
Statistical figures and tables
Microcomputers: an overview for ethologists by James Ha
Guidelines for the use of animals in research
Ethics in animal behavior research
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ISBN: 9780521554053
ISBN-10: 0521554055
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 694
Published: 28th September 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.85  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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