Planning an Observation
Choose a species to do an observational study on here at the zoo over the course of the next two weeks. You will want to choose a species that has multiple members where you can observe certain individuals and their interactions as part of a larger whole. Your initial planning stage today will be building up to two days of data collection and then a period of visualization and reporting.
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Which animal group will you be observing? *
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1. What is the particular research question that you are looking to answer through your observational study. How will your observation help you better understand this animal or individuals?
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2. Come up with a general hypothesis of what trends you will observe. *
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3. Come up with a coding system to identify different behaviors (You will need to come up with as comprehensive of a list as possible) - Once you've come up with your coding system get it checked off with the teacher who will tell you what to record here. *
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4. Come up with your plan on how you are going to be collecting your data in your observations. Be sure to include schedule, methods, materials, and then data collection procedures. Once you've got this completed get it checked off with the teacher who will tell you what to record here. *
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Related Literature
Find an article on a similar study done on the same animal, or on a related animal and work through the following steps.
Cite the article in MLA *
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Come up with an explanation of how your study fits in as something that would be covered under the field of psychology. *
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Write a 150-200 word summary of the article. (This is best done in a word processor and copied over) *
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