Published online by Cambridge University Press: 19 September 2019
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.