Michael Burton

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It is axiomatic to the social sciences, and an essential part of the network perspective, that human performances are intricately linked with their social and enviromental contexts. Researchers in each of the disciplines have rediscovered this in the past decade with respect to a whole host of specific problem areas, under such labels as " context effects "(More)
Preface This is a set of class notes that we have been developing jointly for some years. We use them for the graduate cryptography courses that we teach at our respective institutions. Each time one of us teaches the class, he takes the token and updates the notes a bit. You might think that, within a three or four years, one would have a rather complete(More)
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 slavey are shown to be effective predictors of the degree of female contribution to agn'cultural subsistence , and the degree of polygyny is shown to be affected by female agricultural(More)
The purpose of this paper is to explore a more precise form for theoretical propositions in certain types of cross-cultural problems and to develop and explicate an accompanying statistical method. An inductive application of the method for entailment analysis has led us to formulate a new and powerful theory of the sexual division of labor. Division of(More)
1 Figure 1: Map of Antarctica and the Australian Antarctic Territory. This sketch map shows the location of sites being considered for astronomy on the high plateau (Dome A, Dome C, South Pole and Vostok), as well as the Australian bases along the coast, Casey, Davis and Mawson, and the US base at McMurdo. 2 Executive Summary Our knowledge of the universe(More)
Extracting patterns from large amounts of spatio-temporal data is a challenging yet important area of active study. To address this problem we have developed a visualization system that collects and intuitively displays both the gathering and moving tendencies of people in a closed environment. Two distinct graphics techniques were applied to data collected(More)