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Chapter 8. Data AnalysisAuthor(s): Lyman L. McDonald; Christina D. Vojta; Kevin S. McKelvey
Source: In: Rowland, M.M.; Vojta, C.D.; tech. eds. 2013. A technical guide for monitoring wildlife habitat. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-89. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 16p.
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DescriptionPerhaps the greatest barrier between monitoring and management is data analysis. Data languish in drawers and spreadsheets because those who collect or maintain monitoring data lack training in how to effectively summarize and analyze their findings. This chapter serves as a first step to surmounting that barrier by empowering any monitoring team with the basic understanding of how to get data out of the drawer and onto the management table. Even if a statistician will complete the task of data analysis, monitoring team members need to have sufficient knowledge about the data analysis process to effectively work with a statistician. This chapter outlines the basic steps involved in data analysis at specific milestones in a monitoring effort.
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CitationMcDonald, Lyman L.; Vojta, Christina D.; McKelvey, Kevin S. 2013. Chapter 8. Data Analysis. In: Rowland, M.M.; Vojta, C.D.; tech. eds. 2013. A technical guide for monitoring wildlife habitat. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-89. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 16p.
- Watching what widlife want and need
- Chapter 10. Developing a habitat monitoring program: three examples from national forest planning
- Chapter 9. Data Management, Storage, and Reporting
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