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RMRS-RN-38: Digital voice recording: An efficient alternative for data collection


Rumble, Mark A.; Juntti, Thomas M.; Bonnot, Thomas W.; Millspaugh, Joshua J. 2009. Digital voice recording: An efficient alternative for data collection. Res. Note. RMRS-RN-38. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 3 p.

Study designs are usually constrained by logistical and budgetary considerations that can affect the depth and breadth of the research. Little attention has been paid to increasing the efficiency of data recording. Digital voice recording and translation may offer improved efficiency of field personnel. Using this technology, we increased our data collection by 55 percent. Digital voice recording was useful for the intense, repetitive, and structured data set we collected on black-backed woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) nest sites and perhaps for other studies.

Keywords: digital voice recording, data collection, black-backed woodpecker, Picoides arcticus


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Title: RMRS-RN-38: Digital voice recording: An efficient alternative for data collection
Electronic Publish Date: January 14, 2009
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January 14, 2009

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