Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:05:47 -0500
Reply-To: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
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From: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Monitoring Wild Animal Population?
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On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Chen SAS wrote:
> Dear SAS Lister:
> There is a Database which contain the following information from 1949 to
> 2006 for the Wild Animal Management Area in India:
> 1. Success of hunt;
> 2. Sex and age of kill;
> 3. Number of adults (by sex) seen;
> 4. Number of calves seen;
> 5. Number of days hunted.
> Could you tell me how this info can be used to help monitor wild animal
> populations in The Wild Animal Management Area by using SAS?
Even though this is a worthy topic, it is probably worthy of a Master's
thesis, if not dissertation. A number of methodological and statistical
questions *must* arise. In short, you will find better advice if you keep
the questions focused to specific issues, even statistics. For instance,
you might ask whether the percent of males killed between 1949-1959 was
greater than the 1960-2006. For this, with suitable sample data, we can
give you very exact suggestions. Even better, you might provide your
thoughts and SAS code. I find this the best way because I sometimes err
and the quality of the criticism ranks among my the most dedicated
professors, which is complimentary to both my professors and SAS-L'ers.
...as always, it is also helps to indicated the origins of the question,
especially if it is homework...
PS If my knowledge of history is somewhat accurate then I recall
independence from England in 1948, followed sadly by three wars with
Pakistan. These events must surely affect these data...
Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, GA 30322