The Truth about Models: How Well Do Mechanical Models Mimic the Observed Gender Distributions in Two-Child Families?The American Biology Teacher
AbstractWe question the use of mechanical models, such as coin flipping, to represent the probabilities of gender distributions in sibship families consisting of two children. Both the assumptions of the models and the reliability of the data should be evaluated. Using models without these critical evaluations may tend to perpetuate myths rather than elucidate biological realities.
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Citation InformationWilliam D Stansfield and Matthew A. Carlton. "The Truth about Models: How Well Do Mechanical Models Mimic the Observed Gender Distributions in Two-Child Families?" The American Biology Teacher Vol. 73 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 213 - 216
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