Botero, Maria (2009) More than Designing an Ethogram, The Implications of Choosing a Methodology in Primatology. In:  EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers.
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All methodologies used to characterize mother-infant interaction includes mother, infant, and other social factors. The chief difference is how each methodology selects certain elements of this interaction as relevant. I will argue that in the context of the mother-infant interaction a methodology’s results depend on the model’s presuppositions on the nature of communication. These presupposition affects the kinds of questions asked, the kind of data obtained, and how these data are analyzed. I will show this by contrasting two different analysis of separation studies in infant primates: what I call the Ecological-Linear approach vs. Dynamic System Theory (DST) approach.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||Mother-infant interaction, primates, observational methods, communication|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry|
Specific Sciences > Biology > Ecology/Conservation
Specific Sciences > Anthropology
|Conferences and Volumes:|| EPSA09: 2nd Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Amsterdam, 21-24 October, 2009) > EPSA 2009 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Maria Botero|
|Date Deposited:||31 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:19|
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