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An eagerly awaited updated and reorganised third edition of the market leader in behavioural analysis.
'Measuring Behaviour has established itself as a standard text. Largely rewritten, updated and reorganised, this third edition is, as before, a guide to the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behaviour, with an emphasis on techniques of observation, recording and analysis. It provides the basic knowledge needed to measure behaviour, doing so in a succinct and easily understood form. The sections on research design and the interpretation and presentation of data have been greatly expanded. Written with brevity and clarity, Measuring Behaviour is, above all, a practical guide book. Aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology who are about to embark upon quantitative studies of animal and human behaviour, this book provides a concise review of methodology that will be of great value to scientists of all disciplines in which behaviour is measured, including biological anthropology, the social sciences and medicine.This eagerly awaited updated and reorganised edition of the market leader in behavioural analysis is written with brevity and clarity, providing a concise review of methodology. An ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology as well as scientists of all disciplines in which behaviour is measured.
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Think before you measure; 3. Getting started; 4. Individuals and groups; 5. Recording methods; 6. The recording medium; 7. How good are your measures?; 8. How good is your research design; 9. Statistical analysis; 10. Analysing specific aspects of behaviour; 11. Interpreting and presenting findings; Appendices; References; Index..
'... clear, concise and always eminently sensible.' The Times Higher Education Supplement