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1 - Asking Questions about Primates

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 September 2019

Joanna M. Setchell
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Durham University
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Like all science, studying primates is about asking the right questions in the right way. Most studies of primates fall within the life sciences, so I focus on the scientific method in this book. This chapter introduces how science works, then what it takes to be a primatologist. I outline the contents of the rest of the book and highlight the importance of keeping science healthy. I end by emphasising the need to respect other people and to promote inclusive science.

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Studying Primates
How to Design, Conduct and Report Primatological Research
, pp. 1 - 16
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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