Weighting against homoplasy improves phylogenetic analysis of morphological data sets

@article{Goloboff2008WeightingAH,
  title={Weighting against homoplasy improves phylogenetic analysis of morphological data sets},
  author={P. Goloboff and J. Carpenter and J. S. Arias and D. R. M. Esquivel},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2008},
  volume={24}
}
The problem of character weighting in cladistic analysis is revisited. [...] Key Result But even if changes in jackknife frequencies can be used to infer reliability, we demonstrate that jackknife frequencies in large molecular data sets are actually improved when downweighting characters according to their homoplasy but using properly rescaled functions (instead of the very strong standard functions, or the extreme of inclusion ⁄ exclusion); this further weakens the argument that downweighting homoplastic…Expand
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