Three-item statements analysis
three-item statements analysis
Glossary of "Cladistics (2nd ed.)" by Kitching et al. (1998)
- A method of cladistic analysis that focuses on the smallest unit of relationship, the three-item statement, rather than on characters. The observed features of taxa are coded in terms of the relationships they imply, that is as three-item statements, and the optimal cladogram is that which maximizes the number of accommodated three-item statements.
- 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.