Factors affecting accuracy and precision of thermal summation models of insect development used to estimate post-mortem intervals

@article{Richards2008FactorsAA,
  title={Factors affecting accuracy and precision of thermal summation models of insect development used to estimate post-mortem intervals},
  author={Cameron S. Richards and Martin Herrer Villet},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={122},
  pages={401-408}
}
This paper investigates the effects that different summary statistics (minimum, median, mean, or maximum), temporal sampling resolutions (duration between sampling events), and sample sizes (number of individuals sampled per sampling event) had on the accuracy and precision of the regression coefficients of a typical thermal summation model used to calculate minimum post-mortem interval (PMI). No significant differences were found in the values of the developmental constants calculated from… CONTINUE READING