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Title: A Practical Study of the Capture/Recapture Method of Estimating Population Size
Url: http://www.rsscse-edu.org.uk/tsj/bts/dudley2/text.html
Creator: Dudley, B.
Publisher: University of Keele
Description: This article, created by B. Dudley of the University of Keele, describes the process the of capturing and recapturing of mobile animals in order to estimate population size. The author discusses this lesson, he states, "Opportunities to study animals and plants in their natural settings arise in school biology and in the process pupils use a number of classical ecological techniques based on sampling methods. Being classical, each technique tends to be used without it first being explored, with the result that pupils are not always aware of the underlying principles of a technique nor of the conditions necessary for its proper use." This is a great lesson as it displays how statistics can be used in non-mathematics situations. This application towards biology is a good example of its interdisciplinary nature.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Estimation theory
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concept: Biology
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Mathematics Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-03-23 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-06-16 10:54:41 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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Resource URL Clicks: 39
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