Re: experiment

Wade T.Smith (
Fri, 6 Nov 98 15:25:52 -0500

Subject: Re: experiment
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 98 15:25:52 -0500
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
To: <>

>I've booked a roomful of undergraduates in 2 weeks time to repeat the
>classic Cavalli-Sforza (1982, Science 218, 19-27) cultural transmission
>experiment. My theory (sticking my neck out) is that because most of my
>students come from one-parent families the vertical transmission
>correlation co-efficients will be substantially weaker than in Cavalli's
>1982 cohort of well-heeled bi-parental Stanford undergrads.

Is there a source (besides the magazine) you could point me to at which I
can find out what this is all about- it may be classic to you, but it's a
prototype to me....

Or a brief synopsis?

Yours in ignorance-

Wade T. Smith

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