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HUMA 1105 Lecture Notes - Lecture 48: Western Gorilla, Western Lowland GorillaExam


Department
Humanities
Course Code
HUMA 1105
Professor
Robert Tordoff
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Assignment #3: Sampling Techniques
PSYC3280A - Animal Behaviour
Fall, 2012
Scan sampling (also known as instantaneous, or interval sampling)

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Figure 1. The table below shows the types of behaviour displayed by western lowland gorillas in
scan sampling (sixty scans at one-minute intervals). The most frequent behaviour of the group of
six gorillas was rest, then sleep, chasing each other, and grooming.
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) [n=6]
Types of behaviour
Frequency (number of
occurences)
The relative frequency (%)
Rest (sit)
124
43.9%
Groom
3
1%
Play
31
10.9%
Eat
11
3.9%
Chase
1
0.3%
Hang
9
3.2%
Sleep
61
21.6%
Stay close
26
9.2%
Walk
12
4.3%
Climb
4
1.4%
Total
282
100%
Focal animal (also known as Continuous) Sampling
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The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla
gorilla), gorilla A
Types of behaviour found in 15 minutes
Frequency (number of
occurance in minutes)
[approx]
The rate of frequency
(%)
Rest (sitting)
7.4
49.3%
Rest, playing with their hands
2.1
14%
Eat while sitting
3.4
22.7%
Walk
20 (sec)
2.2%
Sit and watch others
2
13.3%
Total
15 min
100%
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla
gorilla), gorilla B
Types of behaviour found in 15 minutes
Frequency (number of
occurance in minutes)
[approx]
The rate of frequency
(%)
Sleeping
8.2
54.7%
Rest (sitting)
3.3
22%
Walk
30 (sec)
3.3%
Sitting and watch others
2.1
14%
Groom
1
6.7%
Scratching their feet
20 (sec)
2.2%
Total
15 min
100%
The western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla
gorilla), gorilla C
Types of behaviour found in 15 minutes
Frequency (number of
occurance in minutes)
[approx]
The rate of frequency
(%)
Rest (sit)
2.3
15.3%
Sleeping
2.1
14%
Climb tree like structure
1
6.7
Grips rope and swings it
1.2
8%
Hang on the rope
1.5
10%
Play with other gorillas mainly hugs, hit and
run
7
46.7%
Total
15 min
100%
Discussion
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