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The lack of validity hinders research in animal cognition.

Authors
  • Miklósi, Ádám1, 2
  • Abdai, Judit3
  • 1 Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. [email protected] , (Hungary)
  • 2 MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary. [email protected] , (Hungary)
  • 3 MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group, Budapest, Hungary. , (Hungary)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Learning & behavior
Publication Date
Feb 08, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3758/s13420-020-00460-3
PMID: 33555477
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Comparability of specific behavioral skills in diverse animal species is of central importance in animal cognition. Yet, as the present analysis of "rescuing behavior" shows, the lack of validity analysis may lead to contradictory results.

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