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- n. The exaggeration of the statistical significance of a set of measurements resulting from treating the data as independent observations when they are in fact interdependent.
Because some individuals were tracked for multiple successive trips, we analysed foraging parameters (maximum range, time spent foraging) using mixed-model analyses of variance (ANOVAs; module VEPAC in STATISTICA 8) to overcome issues of pseudoreplication.
Bearings from the same bat had to be at least two minutes apart to be included in the dataset to avoid pseudoreplication.
Speaking of trajectory, extrapolation, and pseudoreplication ...