In general, researchers choose the methods and techniques that best suit their research objectives. That’s no different when researching doctor-patient communication or any other clinical interview setting.
Researchers increasingly study what goes on behind closed doors. Thirty mock-jury deliberations were filmed and behaviors were then coded using The Observer software.
Structured observations are one of the many ways to gather data. Observing behavior rather than asking questions about it can provide you with a multitude of valuable information.
Besides the study of the relation between humans and popular pets such as cats and dogs, human-horse interaction is an increasingly popular subject of science.
Controlled conditions and accurate data recording are key in scientific success and a stationary lab provides these controlled conditions while allowing scientists to observe test participants unobtrusively.
Wouldn’t every researcher want to automate certain measurements and save valuable time? In the 1800s, the study of eye movements for instance was done by means of direct observations!
A trunk-to-mouth greeting ritual. Yes. We are talking about elephants here.
In infancy you can observe an explosive growth. A lot of researchers focus on this age group and observe parent-infant dyads to get more insight in specific behaviors.
Noldus provides many solutions for research on the behavior of both animals and humans. On occasion, a Noldus solution is used for both animal and human research at the same time.