A student from the School of Life Sciences is inviting cat owners to take part in a short research survey, designed to explore how people interpret different cat behaviours.

The research is being conducted by Shannon Etherington, who is in her third year of the Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme. She hopes the study could shed light on how demographic factors can influence cat behaviour interpretation.

The survey consists of 19 questions in total and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey includes four videos of cat behaviour which can be viewed via YouTube, and the survey should therefore be completed on desktop computers or laptops. All participants will remain anonymous.


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If you have any queries about the study, please contact Shannon via email: