Null Hypotheses: All waterfowl only migrate from one area of North America and they all travel the same distance during their migration. Alternative Hypotheses: Waterfowl come from different regions in North America and the distance they migrate is based on the individual species of waterfowl and weather patterns. Population and Sample Population- The population for this research is all North American Waterfowl species.
9.4 Research Methodology & Analysis Report 3 Sample Size- The population of North American Waterfowl is so vast, In order to get accurate and detailed data I will have no narrow it down and use only waterfowl that are tagged and/or banded. Using tagged and/or banded birds gives me real data on where they migrated from and where they were located when the data was collected. Variables and Measures Independent variable: The independent variable will be the individual species of waterfowl; all different species of waterfowl have slightly different migratory patterns. Weather would also be an independent variable, ducks migrate south in order to find food when the water in their breeding grounds begins to freeze. Dependent variable: Will be the distance the waterfowl migrate and where they migrate to and from. This is all dependent on the independent variable, which is based on species and weather patterns. Data Collection Methods I will be using scientific data from Ducks Unlimited and United States Wildlife Service. They have programs where they band waterfowl and equip some with satellite tracking devices. This will show me where the waterfowl where tagged/banded and where they migrate to or where they were when they were shot. Giving me accurate information on where they migrate to.
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- Spring '14
- Human migration, waterfowl, Bird migration