fractional weighting (FW)
Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- The application of differential weights to characters or three-item statements in a data set in order to correct for redundancy. Most frequently used with reference to three-item statements analysis. Cf. uniform weighting.
- Kitching, I. J., Forey, P. L. Humphries, C. J. & Williams, D. M. 1998. Cladistics, 2nd ed.: the Theory and Practice of Parsimony Analysis. -xii + 228 pp. Oxford University Press, New York.