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  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Updated edition edition (Sept. 3 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521535638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521535632
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'... clear, concise and always eminently sensible.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

'... an excellent little book.' British Psychological Society Bulletin

'... destined to become a classic.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution

'The second edition can be recommended as a good introduction to the measurement and analysis of behaviour.' Ibis

...the third edition will appeal to wider readership, including many researchers who mainly carry out observational studies.' Ibis

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This eagerly awaited updated and reorganised edition of the market leader in behavioural analysis is written with brevity and clarity, providing a concise review of methodology. An ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology as well as scientists of all disciplines in which behaviour is measured.

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This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in the study of human or non-human behavior in lab or field settings. The authors pack nothing but the vital basics in this guide. They cover topics such as research design (sample sizes) and data analysis (parametric vs. nonparametric stats). Reading this book is a great use of your time if you're considering research on animal behavior.
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This book is a perfect introduction to the field of behavioral data collection. I purchased this book for my first behavioral study of captive primates and it was extremely helpful. If you have never conducted research in this area, this book is a must have.
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Concise, clear reference Aug. 9 2000
By Peter Gray - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in the study of human or non-human behavior in lab or field settings. The authors pack nothing but the vital basics in this guide. They cover topics such as research design (sample sizes) and data analysis (parametric vs. nonparametric stats). Reading this book is a great use of your time if you're considering research on animal behavior.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A perfect introduction May 28 2000
By Summer B. Frace - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a perfect introduction to the field of behavioral data collection. I purchased this book for my first behavioral study of captive primates and it was extremely helpful. If you have never conducted research in this area, this book is a must have.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book, but too expensive. April 25 2009
By Marie G - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like this book, its well written and concise, but it very short and too expensive for what you get. I have no other books like this so I don't know if it worth a buy anyway.
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This is a great starter text to use for a quick overview of ... Aug. 30 2014
By Patricia MacDonald - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a fourth-year undergrad doing research with birds. This is a great starter text to use for a quick overview of all aspects of research techniques. Not so detailed that its daunting to read, but covers all the basics to keep in mind when designing and conducting research projects. A good reference to keep close at hand.
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Informative March 16 2013
By Ashley B. - Published on Amazon.com
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As far as textbooks go this one was very enjoyable. (Meaning it didn't feel like walking through mud)
It is very easy to understand and full of useful information.


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