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Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Marian Stamp Dawkins


This book introduces the power of observation prior to, and sometimes instead of, experimental manipulation in the study of animal behaviour. It starts with simple methods suitable for student projects, before going on to demonstrate the possibilities that now exist for far more sophisticated analyses of observational data. At a time when animal welfare considerations are attracting political as well as scientific debate, the potential for non-intrusive studies on animals is being increasingly recognized. Observation emerges as a valuable alternative approach, often yielding highly informative ... More

Keywords: animal welfare, observation, alternatives, research methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198569350
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marian Stamp Dawkins, author
Professor of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK.