How to Complete an Animal Behaviour Study
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|Course:||Animal Behaviour Hub|
|Book:||How to Complete an Animal Behaviour Study|
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|Date:||Thursday, 13 May 2021, 11:49 PM|
Read on to find instructions for each stage of the process before you move onto creating an ethogram.
To study animal behaviour, choose a species to focus on (preferably one that’s easy to identify and it can help if it’s an active species).
Then, consider all of the background information on that animal and choose a topic linked to them that you’re interested in.
Based on that topic, ask a question and this will lead to a hypothesis.
For example, knowing Scotland, you might ask, ‘Does a decrease in rain affect gentoo penguin courtship behaviours?’ which can then lead to a hypothesis statement of: ‘less rain will increase penguin courtship behaviours.’
Once you have a hypothesis, you’re ready for an ethogram!