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Title Assessing The Welfare Of Captive Asian Small-Clawed Otters (Amblonyx cinereus): Can Inductive Methods Play A Part?
Abstract A large number of factors need to be taken into account when assessing an animal's welfare under field conditions. Grounded Theory, an inductive method, might be of use in correlating these factors with the results of scientific studies to produce a freely available IT tool that could be used by relatively untrained persons to assess the welfare of animals. This ongoing work is intended to establish whether inductive techniques can contribute to welfare assessment of captive Asian Small-Clawed Otters (Amblonyx cinereus). The author is a senior database analyst at CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, with over twenty years' experience in system development. This study is partly supported by CCLRC and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. It is being carried out under the supervision of Professor John Webster and Dr Mike Mendl at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol.
Organisation CCLRC , BITD
Keywords Otter , database , grounded theory , induction
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin 20 (2003): 33-39. 2003