Week 5 Ethology methods checklist

Week 5 Ethology methods checklist - CHECKLIST OF METHODS...

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CHECKLIST OF METHODS DESCRIPTION Authors should use the following as a checklist and ensure that all relevant issues are covered. Subjects Number, sex, breed/strain, age, developmental stage; for each component of the study. Source of subjects. Other aspects of the subjects relevant to the study (e.g. size, previous experience). Fate of subjects after study. Study area Location, for field studies including latitude, longitude and elevation. Habitat features. Housing Structure and dimensions of home cage or aquarium (indicate which dimension is the height). Periods of access to food and water or other vital resources. Ground substrate. Light, temperature and other environmental variables. Group size and composition. Timing of study Dates of study. Season: e.g. breeding or non-breeding. Time of day. Measures of behaviour Descriptions of behaviour. Provide a name for each type of behaviour, and descriptions based on either motor patterns or consequences of action (an example of the latter is ‘nest-building’). Use behavioural names consistently.
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BIONB 2210 taught by Professor Seeley during the Fall '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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