Measuring Behaviour

An Introductory Guide

Measuring Behaviour

Measuring Behaviour is a guide to the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behavior, with an emphasis on techniques of direct observation, recording, and analysis. In the new edition, all sections have been updated and revised, particularly those dealing with the technology of recording behavior, and there are new sections on regression and multivariate statistics. As with the first edition, the authors strive for brevity and clarity of presentation.


"...a valuable book in training of undergraduates and postgraduates. The target audience justifies the uncluttered presentation." Michael Hansell, Animal Behavior

" excellent guide to those who are beginning research in behavioural biology." David Fraser, The Canadian Field-Naturalist

"...clear, concise and always eminently sensible." Times Higher Education Supplement

" excellent little book." British Psychological Bulletin

"...destined to become a classic." Trends in Ecology and Evolution

"This incredibly useful and readable little book helps in observing human behavior in real-life settings. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students across a variety of disciplines, including biology and the social and behavioral sciences." G.C Gamst, Choice

"...a modern classic...Those interested in studying behavior will benefit from the advice given in this slim volume, and should keep it near them." P.J.B. Slater, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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