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Choosing a sensible cut-off point : assessing the impact of uncertainty in a social network on the performance of NBDA

Choosing a sensible cut-off point : assessing the impact of uncertainty in a social network on the performance of NBDA

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WILD, Sonja, William HOPPITT, 2019. Choosing a sensible cut-off point : assessing the impact of uncertainty in a social network on the performance of NBDA. In: Primates. Springer. 60(3), pp. 307-315. ISSN 0032-8332. eISSN 1610-7365. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s10329-018-0693-4

@article{Wild2019-05Choos-50870, title={Choosing a sensible cut-off point : assessing the impact of uncertainty in a social network on the performance of NBDA}, year={2019}, doi={10.1007/s10329-018-0693-4}, number={3}, volume={60}, issn={0032-8332}, journal={Primates}, pages={307--315}, author={Wild, Sonja and Hoppitt, William} }

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