## Quantitative ethologyThis volume brings together in one place, for the first time, the variety of advanced quantitative techniques available to the ethologist and worker in allied fields. Topics include: data collection; estimation of the behavioral repertory of an animal; the measurement of the amount of information transferred in communicative acts; the quantitative study of durations, intervals, latencies, and sequences of stimuli and responses; use of cluster analysis to study response types; analyzing multidimensional contingency tables; multidimensional scaling; and multivariate analysis based on multinormal populations. |

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