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2005 lab manual - Animal Behaviour BIOL3143 X2 Winter 2005...

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Animal Behaviour BIOL3143 X2 Winter 2005 Lab Manual BIOL3140L A2 version 7 - Mar 31 Instructor: Dr. Trevor Avery - PAT 526, 585-1873 Email: trevor.avery@acadiau.ca Laboratory Assistants: David Toews (052150t@acadiau.ca) and Sierra Wehrell (045424w@acadiau.ca)
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Lab Schedule BIOL3140L A2 Slot 30 – Friday 1:30-4:30 Location – Patterson 518 Lab # Date Description Notes Lab 1 Jan 14 Experimental Design and Analysis Design and analysis 5% Due Jan 21 Lab 2 Jan 21 Thigmotaxis in Mice and Rats Design and analysis 10% Due Feb 7 Lab 3 Jan 28 1) Class Human Thigmotaxis Experimental Design 2) Group project design Design 5% Due Feb 11 Lab 4 Feb 4 Human Thigmotaxis - Background Background 5% Due Feb 11 Lab 5 Feb 11 Human Thigmotaxis - Data Collection 1 Field work! Feb 18 NO LAB - Study Break Field work! Feb 25 NO LAB - Study Break Field work! Lab 6 Mar 4 Human Thigmotaxis - Data Collection 2 Field work! Lab 7 Mar 11 Human Thigmotaxis Data Collection 3 Field work! Lab 8 Mar 18 Human Thigmotaxis Analysis ( Group Interviews - must come to class ) 5% participation mark Mar 25 NO LAB - Good Friday Apr 1 NO LAB Lab 9 Apr 8 Human Thigmotaxis Presentations All Groups will present! Partially class marked 10% Final Report Due Apr 8 10% Note: No labs on Feb 25 (Study Week) or Mar 25 (Good Friday)
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Lab Sessions The following labs will be completed by all students. Lab 1 - Experimental Design and Analysis Submit What? Results of your analyses and answers to questions Where? To the instructor When? Jan 21 (beginning of Lab 2) Mark? 5% References Some of this information has been taken from websites on basic statistical ideas. There are literally hundreds of excellent statistical websites. I only present a couple, but a Google search on any topic will produce a wealth of information. You should browse through the complete websites when completing your assignments. Most of the definitions are from www.dictionary.com with simplifying modifications where appropriate. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. 1. http://www.andrews.edu/~calkins/math/webtexts/stattoc.htm 2. http://www.wadsworth.com/psychology_d/templates/student_resources/workshops/stats_ wrk.html 3. http://www.coolth.com/hope.htm Introduction Proper experimental design and analysis is integral to obtaining useful results from experiments. In order to complete the remainder of this course in a satisfactory manner, a review of experimental design (including sampling methodology) and analysis (including statistical analysis, figures and tables) is required. Materials and Methods The Basics Every experiment starts with an idea . After some basic research, the idea becomes a hypothesis . In order to test a hypothesis, there must be a question that is asked, or a guess of what the outcome might be. In order to answer a question, an experiment is completed. Data is collected and you analyze the data by plotting graphs, creating tables, and calculating numbers. The analysis allows you to describe what happened after the experiment and to form some conclusion
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course BIOL 3143 taught by Professor Daveshutler during the Winter '10 term at Acadia.

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2005 lab manual - Animal Behaviour BIOL3143 X2 Winter 2005...

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