Analysis of Marine Mammal Trainer Behaviors with High Between-Judge Disagreement on Quality of Performance,
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As part of a personnel research program, an analysis was conducted of 66 marine mammal trainer behaviors for which high inter-judge disagreement had been obtained on ratings of quality of performance. Fourteen trainerjudges from the Naval Undersea Research and Development Center NUC, Hawaii, and three West Coast Oceanariums served as subjects. The purpose of the study was to define any areas of systematic disagreement among trainerjudges which could be explored further through marine mammal trainer workshops and empirical research studies with the aim of advancing the art and science of marine mammal training.
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