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An experimental study of group selection

Michael John Wade

An experimental study of group selection

by Michael John Wade

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Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 60194
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Paginationv, 120 p.
Number of Pages120
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Open LibraryOL1249581M
LC Control Number94895128

RESEARCH METHODS & EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN A set of notes suitable for seminar use by Robin Beaumont Last updated: Sunday, 26 July e-mail: [email protected] This handout is .   Starting with a selection of experimental designs, which utilize randomization in order to allow for comparison of the intervention group(s) with an equivalent group(s) not exposed to the intervention. Randomization is the key differentiator between experimental designs and quasi-experimental or observational designs.

  The subject is also taught as part of courses on Engineering statistics, Quality Control in Manufacturing, and Senior Design Project, in which conducting experimental research is usually integral to the project in s: 1. The study of microbial communities often leads to arguments for the evolution of cooperation due to group benefits. However, multilevel selection models caution against the uncritical assumption that group benefits will lead to the evolution of cooperation. We analyze a microbial social trait to precisely define the conditions favoring cooperation.

In experimental designs, a control group is the "untreated" group with which an experimental group (or treatment group) is contrasted. It consists of units of study that did not receive the treatment whose effect is under investigation. Using rigorous experimental research design such as randomized control trial in social science is an operational challenge because selection of an appropriate comparison or control group is.


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An experimental study of group selection by Michael John Wade Download PDF EPUB FB2

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF GROUP SELECTION MICHAEL J. WADE Department of Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Received Novem Revised Ma Darwin () suggested in The Origin of Species (p. ) that selection be-tween families or communities had given rise to sterile castes in the social insects.

AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF GROUP SELECTION. Michael J. Wade. Department of Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Search for more papers by this author.

Michael J. Cited by:   The levels of selection debate lies mainly within the adaptationist school, whereas the experimental studies of group selection lie within the genetic school.

Because of the very different. The levels of selection debate lies mainly within the adaptationist school, whereas the experimental studies of group selection lie within the genetic school. Because of the very different traditions and goals of these two schools, the experimental studies of group selection have not had a major impact on the group selection by:   However, there is scant experimental evidence in support of group selection.

This study uses colonies of the social spider Anelosimus studiosus to investigate the evolution of a group. A controversial concept in Biology "Group Selection", has caused confusion and conflict amongst scientists since the since the mid more general realm of study is termed the "unit of selection" tion.

A simple working definition for "group selection" (edit/discuss this!) is: "Selection for traits that would be beneficial to a population of units at the expense of an.

Group selection is a proposed mechanism of evolution in which natural selection acts at the level of the group, instead of at the more conventional level of the individual. Early authors such as V. Wynne-Edwards and Konrad Lorenz argued that the behavior of animals could affect their survival and reproduction as groups, speaking for instance of actions for the good of the species.

In the s. a bit from book to book. First are experimental designs with an in tervention, control group, and randomization of participants into groups. Next are quasi-experimental designs with an in tervention but no ptive designs d o not have an intervention or treatment and are considered nonexperimental.

Control group: A group in an experimental study, which serves as a comparison group. The experimental treatment, procedure or program is not given to those in the control group, leaving these participants to either receive the usual available care, or an alternative, such as a placebo.

Controlled condition: a highly regulated or restrained. The text really focuses on one aspect of evolution, Natural Selection, and the book covers specifically "experimental evolution" where selection, or lack of it, is studied directly in laboratory.

There have been some good ongoing experiments out there such as the University of Illinois' research on corn since or Lenski's experiment since Reviews: 1. In pharmacoepidemiology, the primary use of experimental design is in performing clinical trials, most notably randomized, controlled clinical trials.

4 These studies involve people as the units of analysis. A variation on this experimental design is the community intervention study, in which groups of people, such as whole communities, are the unit of analysis.

the study of ants, a branch of entomology. For ants, group selection theories appear very useful for explaining their behaviors and physiology. Ant colonies can be, and sometimes are, viewed as super-organisms, owing to the specialization of duties and extreme altruism of.

Experimental studies involve the random assignment of -participants into different groups (e.g. experimental, control) in order to determine the causal effect of a certain condition (independent variable) on a certain outcome (dependent variable).An example of an experimental study on the current topic would be to randomly assign some participants to spend 10 minutes on their facebook.

group selection, which includes the group LASSO as a special case. Huang, Ma, Xie and Zhang () considered the problem of simultaneous group and individual variable selection, or bi-level selection, and proposed a group bridge method.

Breheny and Huang () proposed a general framework for bi-level selection in generalized linear models. An experimental system to study group selection. In evolutionary biology, group selection is well recognized but the existence of group-level adaptation, where natural selection acts to optimise group traits to maximise group fitness, is ly, Pruitt and Goodnight reported that the proportions of docile and aggressive individuals within single colonies of the social spider Anelosimus.

Study Designs and Their Outcomes “Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.” —Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher Peter Wludyka Objectives _____ • Define research design, research study, and research protocol.

Observational Study Type 1: Cohort. In concept, a cohort study, like an experimental study, begins with a group of persons without the disease under study, but with different exposure experiences, and follows them over time to find out whether they experience the disease or health condition of interest.

Social selection and social heterosis offer candidate frameworks to study selection arising from the social context, but these still need to be expanded to capture the complexities that can arise from the interactions between individuals.

To study the consequences of group composition, we need to draw on evolutionary theory which integrates. The researcher will first define a pilot study and state the value thereof following the introduction to clarify what a pilot study really is and why it is needed in the research process.

DEFINITION OF A PILOT STUDY A pilot study is a mini-version of a full-scale study or a trial run done in preparation of the complete study. The rebuttal in favor of group selection has been from two schools of thought.

One is an offshoot of Wright's shifting balance theory, in which mathematical and experimental models of group selection have been attempted. The other is a theoretical perspective that.

Group selection, which was once widely rejected as a significant evolutionary force, is now accepted by all who seriously study the subject. There is still widespread confusion about group selection, however, not only among students and the general public, but among professional evolutionists who do not directly study the subject.

Two-Group Experimental Designs; Random Selection & Assignment; Random Selection & Assignment. Random selection is how you draw the sample of people for your study from a population.

Random assignment is how you assign the sample that you draw to different groups or treatments in your study. It is possible to have both random selection and.After carefully reviewing our study and determining what might effect our results that are not part of the experiment, we need to control for these biases.

To control for selection bias, most experiments use what’s called Random Assignment, which means assigning the subjects to each group based on chance rather than human decision.