Observational bias, Chicadees, Field naturalists, Field experience
In any attempt to make sense of the natural world, field naturalists are subject to observational bias and must consider their own interpretive process as they record and interpret field notes. Recounting a narrative about fledging chickadees, the author utilizes a six-step model for analysis of field experience. The five levels of representation are experienced recursively and involve a primary experience that is first attended to, shared, transcribed as field notes, analyzed, and finally offered for others to collaboratively read and respond.
Journal of Natural History Education and Experience
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Burgess, Donald J., "What If Your Father Were a Chickadee: What I Observed Today" (2014). Secondary Education. 2.