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Lect4Method2BehEcol10 - ANTH 42 Primates in Nature Lecture...

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ANTH 42: Primates in Nature Lecture 4: Methods (2) - Behavioral ecology EAP in Ghana & S. Africa, 2011 Info session W April 14, 2:00 International Center “Conservation bioacoustics” – Matt Anderson; Friday 11am Muir Biology 1103 Quiz clock Minutes remaining: 5 4 3 2 ONE 30 sec … OK, it ain’t easy CANNOT record EVERYTHING, so sampling is necessary. Must choose what to record (and so, what not to record). If that were all, it would just be difficult. Topical bias : How might that choice process lead to mistaken conclusions about behavior? Observational bias : how might what one records be systematically biased, so that it does not accurately reflect what happened? OK, it ain’t easy Topical bias : How might that choice process lead to mistaken conclusions about behavior?
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OK, it ain’t easy Topical bias : How might that choice process lead to mistaken conclusions about behavior? Observational bias : how might what one records be systematically biased, so that it does not accurately reflect what happened? Quick tour through sources of information (with some field pics for fun) All come from visit by myself and grad student Alex Piel, along with colleagues Bill McGrew & Linda Marchant, to the study site of another colleague (Kevin Hunt) in Semliki, Uganda. And that’s a method itself. Semliki, Uganda “Savanna” site Not habituated, limited direct observation. Adaptation to savannas illuminates range of chimpanzees’ behavior and social structure, and ‘models’ human evolution (more later).
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Lect4Method2BehEcol10 - ANTH 42 Primates in Nature Lecture...

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