Quantitative Methods in The Study of Animal behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123352507, 9780323159647

Quantitative Methods in The Study of Animal behavior

1st Edition

Editors: Brian Hazlett
eBook ISBN: 9780323159647
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1977
Page Count: 232
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Quantitative Methods in the Study of Animal Behavior covers a symposium on quantitative methods in behavior. In this book, mathematics is used in two ways – statistical approaches (techniques that describe the main patterns and variability of behavior patterns) and model building.
Composed of six chapters, the book opens with a discussion on the three areas of classical ethology – social dominance, behavioral taxonomy, and behavioral variability. The following chapter focuses on the information theory as an ethological tool. In Chapter 3, application of multivariate analyses to diverse ethological data is discussed. The next part of the book discusses more in detail the animal behavioral patterns, relationships, and sequences. The book is a good reference for various fields such as biological science, marine science, and zoology. Students, teachers, scientists, and researchers interested in the aspects of statistics and patterns in animal behavior can make use of this book as a valuable resource.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Quantitative Studies of Three Areas of Classical Ethology: Social Dominance, Behavioral Taxonomy, and Behavioral Variability

Information Theory as an Ethological Tool

Spiders & Snails & Statistical Tales: Application of Multivariate Analyses to Diverse Ethological Data

Predicting Behavioral Relationships

Environmental Languages and the Functional Bases of Animal Behavior

Partitioning Dependence in Nonstationary Behavioral Sequences



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