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[OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer

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Yes it's a drawback of this paper that they didn't carry out model fitting so we have no way of knowing if a purely additive or epistatic model fits the data better.
However something I never liked about twin model fitting is a practice that is universally accepted: the most parsimonious model is always chosen also when it shows a worse fit to the data, as long as this is not significantly worse. So it's ok if it doesn't fit the data as well as the other, more parsimonious model unless the degeneration in fit is not significant. No appeals to theory or previous research is needed, the principle that fewer parameters are better is sufficient to reject a model with more of them (e.g. AE would be preferred over ACE even if the latter fits the data better but not significantly so).
To me this is an abuse of significance testing and Occam's razor principle.
I once pointed this out to a twin researcher and he admitted he didn't know why this practice is so universally used.
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[OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Jul-14, 06:25:48
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Emil - 2014-Jul-14, 10:45:09
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Meng Hu - 2014-Jul-14, 19:57:08
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Jul-19, 22:37:13
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-05, 22:39:40
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Emil - 2014-Aug-07, 19:25:59
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-07, 22:27:33
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-08, 00:32:10
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-19, 03:11:37
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Emil - 2014-Aug-08, 00:29:43
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Emil - 2014-Aug-19, 09:36:33
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-19, 19:22:42
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Duxide - 2014-Aug-19, 19:33:48
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-19, 20:27:44
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Duxide - 2014-Aug-19, 20:56:25
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Emil - 2014-Aug-19, 21:23:08
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Meng Hu - 2014-Aug-21, 01:11:58
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-21, 01:25:25
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Meng Hu - 2014-Aug-21, 02:29:13
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Dalliard - 2014-Aug-21, 19:58:04
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Meng Hu - 2014-Aug-21, 21:11:34
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-21, 23:43:11
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Duxide - 2014-Aug-21, 22:57:35
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Dalliard - 2014-Aug-21, 23:45:22
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Meng Hu - 2014-Aug-22, 04:19:42
RE: Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Americans - by Chuck - 2014-Aug-22, 04:25:14
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Meng Hu - 2014-Sep-02, 23:40:26
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-03, 02:48:14
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Meng Hu - 2014-Sep-07, 01:49:42
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-07, 19:35:52
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-08, 13:02:31
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-08, 15:16:27
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-07, 21:44:22
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-07, 23:34:54
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-07, 23:51:24
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Meng Hu - 2014-Sep-08, 00:21:20
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-08, 00:36:38
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-08, 15:04:06
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-08, 17:48:27
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-08, 18:01:30
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-08, 19:44:52
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-08, 19:48:12
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-11, 23:19:01
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-12, 10:53:22
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Dalliard - 2014-Sep-09, 21:25:33
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Meng Hu - 2014-Sep-10, 01:12:35
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ - by Dalliard - 2014-Sep-11, 18:27:00
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-11, 23:29:03
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-11, 23:35:43
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-11, 23:44:40
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Meng Hu - 2014-Sep-12, 01:30:14
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Emil - 2014-Sep-12, 02:26:19
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Duxide - 2014-Sep-12, 22:59:24
RE: [OBG] Genetic and Environmental Determinants of IQ in Black, White, and Hispanic Amer - by Chuck - 2014-Sep-14, 21:11:40
 
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