Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Duration

Measurement in behavioral studies expressed in units of time. It is used in three different ways by different authors.

1. length of time a particular behavior event lasts.

2. total length of time for all occurrences of the behavior over a specified time period. Also referred to as total duration.

3. average length of time for the behavior as it was observed. This is also referred to as mean duration.

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