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Instructor Info:Dana Moseley
TA Info:Katie Marony
Elise Stanmyer
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Tuesday
09:00 AM - 11:50 AM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 112
Description: This class will cover research methods for observing, coding, and analyzing animal behavior. We will practice behavior sampling and recording techniques on both domestic animals at the farm and wild animals in the campus woods. Students will carry out independent team projects on a species in the Hampshire woods and we may design and conduct a class study on the communication behavior of a local species. We will examine how to summarize, analyze, and present data. Papers and presentations will be due for each project. Students will be required to learn graphical techniques for presenting data as well as statistical techniques for calculating inter-observer reliability scores.