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Three principles of observational design

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The same principles that apply to the design of experiments also apply to the design of an observational study, but instead of manipulating the animals, the observer controls the way he or she takes ... More


Whole-Ecosystem Experiments: Replication and Arguing from Error

Jean A. Miller and Thomas M. Frost

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789552
eISBN:
9780226789583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789583.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Deborah Mayo (1996) has reinterpreted classic frequentist statistics into a much more general framework that she calls error statistics to indicate the continuing centrality and importance of error ... More


Basic considerations in experimental design

David J. Gibson

in Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199671465
eISBN:
9780191792496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671465.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Three main topics are covered in this chapter: design considerations (experiments and observations), where and how studies should be conducted (choosing sites, plots, and plants), and statistical ... More


Experimental evidence

Peter Petraitis

in Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199569342
eISBN:
9780191810084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569342.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews the different experiments that support the evidence of multiple stable states. Among the thirty-five experiments published between 1980 and 2004 as proof of the multiple stable ... More


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