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THE QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF PHYLOGENETIC CONSTRAINTS IN COMPARATIVE ANALYSES: SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN BODY WEIGHT AMONG PRIMATES
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The separation of phylogenetic from specific effects proposed here also allows phylogenetic factors to be explicitly included in cross‐species comparative analyses of adaptation, which solves a long‐standing problem in evolutionary comparative studies. Expand
Methods for the Comparative Analysis of Variation Patterns
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A series of statistical tests for hypotheses of morphological integration and for interspecific comparison are presented, along with examples of their application. Expand
Galton's Problem as Multiple Network Autocorrelation Effects
Empirical evidence that cultural traits are often nonrandomly distributed because of the individual or combined effects of common history, diffusion, borrowing, and/or other types of culturalExpand
Comparison of distance matrices in studies of population structure and genetic microdifferentiation: quadratic assignment.
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A very flexible matrix combinatorial procedure is examined which generates statistical significance levels for correlational measures of pattern similarity between distance matrices and shows potential for finally solving a long-standing problem in anthropological genetics. Expand
An autocorrelation analysis of genetic variation due to lineal fission in social groups of rhesus macaques
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The effects of fission pattern on variation in highly heritable morphological traits among eight social groups on Cayo Santiago are analyzed to measure the amount of variation in social group mean morphology that can be explained by fission. Expand
Network autocorrelation: A simulation study of a foundational problem in regression and survey research
Social Networks North-Holland Publishing Company NETWORK AUTOCORRELATION: OF A FOUNDATIONAL PROBLEM SURVEY RESEARCH * Malcolm M. DOW Northwestern Unioersity A SIMULATION STUDY IN REGRESSION ANDExpand
Regions Based on Social Structure
Boas argued that anthropologists should make historical comparisons within well-defined regional contexts. A century later, we have many improvements in the statistical methodologies for comparativeExpand
Partial correlation of distance matrices in studies of population structure.
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Application of the matrix partialling methods to a variety of distance matrices obtained for a sample of eight ethnolinguistic groups from the Harvard Solomon Islands Expedition reveals a close association between language dissimilarity and dermatoglyphics controlling for geography, thus reinforcing earlier suggestions that dermatoglyPHics, properly used, reflect historical relationships of groups in this region better than do anthropometry, odontometrics, or small batteries of blood polymorphisms. Expand
Network Autocorrelation Regression With Binary and Ordinal Dependent Variables
Dow and Eff recently reported high levels of network autocorrelation for over eleven hundred and fifty variables coded for the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample (SCCS) with respect to five distinctExpand
Sexual Division of Labor in African Agriculture: A Network Autocorrelation Analysis
A model of causes and consequences of sexual division of labor in agriculture is tested using a sample of African societies. Crop type and the presence or absence of slavery are shown to be effectiveExpand
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