max. 12 participants
Vorbesprechung am 5. März 2021 um 13:30 Uhr online – Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83480039159?pwd=bjhOUjJNZ2UzV3phYTczNmJYYzBaZz09
Meeting ID: 834 8003 9159
Practicum dates: 5-23 July or 6-24 September 2021
The students will stay at the new building of the Konrad Lorenz Research Center during July or September. Each practicum starts the first Monday of that month. You may select your preferred month. Maximum student numbers will be 15 per month.
Assessment and permitted materials
Daily discussions and regular meetings to monitor work progress and, in particular, to discuss the theoretical background of the study, final report.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Over the course of the practicum, you will plan a research project, collect data, analyse the data and write a final report. This will be done independently and with evidence for independent thinking and questioning. Throughout this process, approaches and methods in behavioural and/or cognitive biology will be trained and you will gain first-hand insights into the nature of scientific research.
Ethogram, quantitative behaviour coding, diverse methods of data collection; relevant literature citation; use of different software (excel, SPSS, etc.); evidence of scientific writing
Text books in behavioural ecology (e.g. Krebs & Davis, Alcock); relevant peer-reviewed publications will be made available to you from archives and/or reference material at the Konrad Lorenz Research Center during the three-week practicum.