Further Comparison of Some Statistical Techniques for Analysis of Resource Selection

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1992
Authors:J. Alldredge, R, Ratti, JT
Journal:The Journal of Wildlife Management
Date Published:1992
ISBN Number:0022541X
Keywords:Columba, Columba palumbus, Columbidae, Francolinus, Francolinus pondicerianus, Perdix, Perdix perdix, Phasianidae
Abstract:Many biologists and statisticians still have questions about analysis of resource selection data. Consequently, we compared 4 statistical methods for analysis of habitat selection by considering hypotheses, assumptions, and methods of calculation. We used detailed calculations on gray partridge (Perdix perdix) habitat-use data to note factors that may cause the methods to give disparate results. The factors we identified were the emphasis or relative weight placed on within- versus between-animal observations, independence and variability assumptions, and the relationship between the statistical hypothesis and the biological hypothesis. These factors serve as criteria for choosing a method of statistical analysis for data on resource selection.
Short Title:The Journal of Wildlife Management
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