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Observing Animal Behaviour: Design and analysis of quantitative data [Paperback]

Marian Stamp Dawkins
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18 Oct 2007
This book introduces the reader to the power of observation before, and sometimes instead of, experimental manipulation in the study of animal behaviour. It starts with simple and easily accessible 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 results in situations (such as on zoos, farms or for wild animals) where more invasive experimental techniques would be undesirable, unethical or just plain impossible. However, to justify its place alongside experimentation as a rigorous scientific method, observation needs to be just as disciplined and systematic and have just as much attention paid to project design in the way that observations are made and recorded.
Observing Animal Behaviour takes the reader through all these stages: from the initial observations, to the formulation of hypotheses, and their subsequent testing with further systematic observations. Although designed principally as a companion text for advanced undergraduate and students taking courses in animal behaviour, this accessible text will be essential reading for anyone wanting to study animal behaviour using observational methods rather than experimentation, and assumes no previous knowledge of animals, statistics or scientific method. It will be of particular relevance and use to those professional researchers and consultants in the behavioural sciences who seek a compact but comprehensive introduction to the quantitative observation of animal behaviour.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (18 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019856936X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198569367
  • Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 16.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 347,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This slim volume is a gem; a personal, perceptive, accessible, and yet keenly scientific guide to how to do observational research on animals. The only thing better than reading this book and keeping it close at hand for rereading would be to have a mentor such as Dawkins herself nearby for the sharing, whether the "student" is a precocious 10 year old or an observer several times that age, whether new to animal behavior or an "old hand," or whether focused on experimental or observational methodologies. (The Quarterly Review of Biology)

This is a well-written, clear, practical and timely book addressing the utility and methodology of observational studies of animal behaviour. [The book] persuasively argues the merits of observational work, and then issues lucid, pragmatic asvice regarding its pursuit...I would very much recommend it as both an inspiring 'manifesto', and a demystifying guide, to the conduct of observational research. (Applied Animal Behaviour Science)

This is a very good book that truly has something to offer anyone interested in the study of animal behaviour...I found Stamp Dawkins [book] unique in its coverage of practical issues and advice on how to be an effective scientist. Her advice on how to ask the right question is worth the cover price on its own. Animal Behaviour 2007.

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Marian Stamp Dawkins is Fellow and Tutor in Biological Sciences at Somerville College Oxford and Head of the Animal Behaviour Research Group in the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. She is a foremost authority in the field of animal behaviour, widely admired for the clarity of her thinking and writing, and particularly well known for her pioneering work on animal welfare.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rating for book for research project 25 Oct 2010
By JF
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Excellent book though quite expensive for a small book but contained valuable information for my project.Gave detailed information on the various techniques of observing animal behaviour
as well as advice on the statistical analysis of the data. Very easy to read and understand for the first time research student. Would recommend to any other such student.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good animal behavior book 25 Mar 2008
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Excellent book for people working on the interface of behavior and ethology. It gives very good info on how to do experiments and observing.
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