Measuring Behaviour (online)



Organised by:

The University of Edinburgh


Professor Hannah Buchanan-Smith, Professor of Psychology, University of Stirling


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Laura Marshall
Working Week: Monday - Thursday

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Venue: Online


Measuring behaviour is a non-trivial activity. The techniques that are required to measure behaviour accurately and reliably are frequently glossed over in research methods training courses.


This workshop will focus on the methods and wider considerations associated with systematically observing and recording behaviour. Many of the principles and techniques apply to non-human animals as well as humans.


The workshop is orientated to researchers working in fields such as psychology, anthropology and human sciences.

Course Timings: 11:00 - 16:00

Researchers at any career stage are welcome.

The workshop is orientated to researchers working in field such as psychology, anthropology and human sciences, but will showcase techniques that are also relevant to collecting non-human data.



The fee per teaching day is: • £30 per day for students registered at UK/EU University. • £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions. • £100 per day for all other participants In the event of cancellation by the delegate a full refund of the course fee is available up to two weeks prior to the course. NO refunds are available after this date. If it is no longer possible to run a course due to circumstances beyond its control, NCRM reserves the right to cancel the course at its sole discretion at any time prior to the event. In this event every effort will be made to reschedule the course. If this is not possible or the new date is inconvenient a full refund of the course fee will be given. NCRM shall not be liable for any costs, losses or expenses that may be incurred as a result of its cancellation of a course, including but not limited to any travel or accommodation costs. The University of Southampton’s Online Store T&Cs also continue to apply.

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Behavioural Research, Structured observation, Real time and video observation, Recording methods, categorising behaviour

Related publications and presentations:

Behavioural Research
Structured observation

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