Primates

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 93–96 | Cite as

A device to record primate social behavior

  • B. Odom
  • G. Mitchell
  • D. Lindburg
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Abstract

A method is described for recording many separate primate social behaviors in one session. The equipment utilized to facilitate these recordings offers the following advantages over conventional paper and pencil shorthand scoring systems: 1) an entire session may be recorded without losing sight of the subjects, 2) higher interobserver reliabilities are obtained, 3) sessions are accurately timed and exactly repeatable, 4) absolute rather than modified frequencies and durations are recorded, and 5) no upper limits are imposed on the data obtained.

Keywords

Modify Frequency Social Behavior Animal Ecology Interobserver Reliability Entire Session 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Odom
    • 1
  • G. Mitchell
    • 1
  • D. Lindburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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