ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
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'Brůžek J, 1994: Inter- and Intra-Observer Error in Pelvic Measurement and Its Implication for the Methods of Sex Determination. Anthropologie (Brno) 32, 3: 215-223'.
 
Abstract
This article presents an analysis of intra- and inter-observer errors in pelvic measurements commonly used for sex diagnosis, as well as their impact on the results of discriminant unction analyses. This allows for an assessment of which variables are the most reliable. Moreover, it is suggested that the indirect technique of measuring of the sciatic notch (shadow image) be replaced by direct measurement (trigonometry). The concordance of sex diagnosis through discriminant functions, that is, the concordance between two observers, two sets of measurements and two techniques, ranges from 88 to 100 %. This variation is due to the proximity, for some bones, of the discriminant function analysis (DFA) result to the discriminant value itself.
 
Keywords
Os coxae - Measurements - Intra- and inter- observer errors - Sexing
 
 
 
 

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