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Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World

Peter M. Todd and Gerd Gigerenzer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195315448
eISBN:
9780199932429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315448.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

The idea that more information and more computation yield better decisions has long shaped our vision of rationality. Yet humans and other animals typically rely on simple heuristics or rules of ... More


Methodological Alternatives and Supplements to Random Sampling

Patrick Dattalo

in Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter begins with a discussion of external validity and sampling bias. Next, the rationale and limitations of RS as a way to maximize external validity and minimize sampling bias are ... More


Adaptive sampling

David G. Hankin, Michael S. Mohr, and Ken B. Newman

in Sampling Theory: For the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198815792
eISBN:
9780191853463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815792.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

The abundance of rare species of plants and animals may often prove difficult to estimate due to the isolated patchy distribution of individuals. Adaptive sampling may prove more effective than other ... More


Sex Preferences and Two-Sex Models

C. Y. Cyrus Chu

in Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195121582
eISBN:
9780197561287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195121582.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

The demographic models I reviewed in previous chapters are all one-sex models, in which the sex referred to is usually the female. This setting can be justified if we assume either that the ... More


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