ddf.trial.fi: Mark-Recapture Analysis of Trial Configuration - FI

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Mark-Recapture Analysis of Trial Configuration - FI


Mark-Recapture Analysis of Trial Observer Configuration with Full Independence


## S3 method for class 'trial.fi'
ddf(model, data, meta.data = list(), control = list(), call = "", method)



mark-recapture model specification


analysis dataframe


list containing settings controlling data structure


list containing settings controlling model fitting


original function call used to call ddf


analysis method; only needed if this function called from ddf.trial


The mark-recapture data derived from a trial observer distance sampling survey can be used to derive a conditional detection function (p_1(y)) for observer 1 based on trials (observations) from observer 2. It is a conditional detection function because detection probability for observer 1 is based on seeing or not seeing observations made by observer 2. Thus, p_1(y) is estimated by p_1|2(y). If detections by the observers are independent (full independence) then p_1(y)=p_1|2(y) for each distance y. In fitting the detection functions the likelihood given by eq 6.12 or 6.17 in Laake and Borchers (2004) is used. That analysis does not require the usual distance sampling assumption that perpendicular distances are uniformly distributed based on line placement that is random relative to animal distribution. However, that assumption is used in computing predicted detection probability which is averaged based on a uniform distribution (see eq 6.13 of Laake and Borchers 2004).

For a complete description of each of the calling arguments, see ddf. The argument model in this function is the same as mrmodel in ddf. The argument dataname is the name of the dataframe specified by the argument data in ddf. The arguments control,meta.data,and method are defined the same as in ddf.


result: a trial.fi model object


Jeff Laake


Laake, J.L. and D.L. Borchers. 2004. Methods for incomplete detection at distance zero. In: Advanced Distance Sampling, eds. S.T. Buckland, D.R.Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers, and L. Thomas. Oxford University Press.

See Also

ddf.trial, summary.trial.fi, coef.trial.fi, plot.trial.fi, gof.trial.fi

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