As part of their Psychology A-level, Sixth Formers enjoyed a trip to Newquay Zoo this week. The aim was to help students develop their skills in observational research.
The students selected an animal of their choice to observe in small groups before assessing their inter-observer reliability. Once this was established, they completed event sampling and timed sampling on behavioural categories observed in their animals.
The groups are now finalising their presentation videos based on their findings which will inform others about their research. We look forward to seeing what they’ve discovered!