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Animal Behavior

Course Codes : BIOL3207

Animal Behavior

ISBN 9780190276744
Edition 2
Publication Date
Publisher Oxford University Press
Author(s)
Overview
EMPHASISES CONCEPTS. Animal Behavior: Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition, takes a conceptual approach that highlights the process of science and the real-world applications of animal behaviour research. In an engaging, question-driven style, Shawn E. Nordell and Thomas J. Valone offer readers a clear learning progression for understanding and evaluating empirical research examples.FOCUSES ON METHODOLOGY AND THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE. Featured studies illustrate each concept and emphasise research methods, immersing students in the process of animal behaviour research. The authors clearly identify the research question, hypothesis, and prediction for each featured study and then demonstrate how the methods allow the prediction to be tested.HIGHLIGHTS REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS. To help students understand the broader significance of animal behaviour research, each chapter contains examples of how various people and groups are applying the concepts to societal problems and issues.DISTINCTIVE FEATURES:Bolded key terms, a running glossary, chapter summaries, and thought-provoking discussion questions provide additional support for students"Scientific Process" boxes clearly and concisely lay out each step of the research process"Toolboxes" explain essential skills or complex terms in the science of animal behaviour"Applying the Concepts" boxes provide examples of how animal behaviour research is being applied to real-life problemsDiverse research examples represent all major taxa and highlight both classic and contemporary researchBeautiful illustrations and photos help readers visualise complex processes and connect with the natural world
Course Codes : BIOL3207
Overview
EMPHASISES CONCEPTS. Animal Behavior: Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition, takes a conceptual approach that highlights the process of science and the real-world applications of animal behaviour research. In an engaging, question-driven style, Shawn E. Nordell and Thomas J. Valone offer readers a clear learning progression for understanding and evaluating empirical research examples.FOCUSES ON METHODOLOGY AND THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE. Featured studies illustrate each concept and emphasise research methods, immersing students in the process of animal behaviour research. The authors clearly identify the research question, hypothesis, and prediction for each featured study and then demonstrate how the methods allow the prediction to be tested.HIGHLIGHTS REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS. To help students understand the broader significance of animal behaviour research, each chapter contains examples of how various people and groups are applying the concepts to societal problems and issues.DISTINCTIVE FEATURES:Bolded key terms, a running glossary, chapter summaries, and thought-provoking discussion questions provide additional support for students"Scientific Process" boxes clearly and concisely lay out each step of the research process"Toolboxes" explain essential skills or complex terms in the science of animal behaviour"Applying the Concepts" boxes provide examples of how animal behaviour research is being applied to real-life problemsDiverse research examples represent all major taxa and highlight both classic and contemporary researchBeautiful illustrations and photos help readers visualise complex processes and connect with the natural world

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