Ethnoscientific expertise and knowledge specialisation in 55 traditional cultures
Evolutionary Human Sciences • Vol/Iss. 3(e37) • Cambridge University Press • • Published In • Pages: 1-28 •
By Lightner, Aaron D., Heckelsmiller, Cynthiann, Hagen, Edward H.
The cultural transmission model of ethnoscientific expertise predicts reputation for efficacy and generosity, hierarchy within domains of expertise, widespread knowledge domain, teaching by experts, prestige, assistance with common problems, influence outside areas of expertise, deference to experts, and others seeking proximity to experts.
The cultural transmission model was significantly positively correlated to the motor knowledge domain, with a log odds ratio greater than 4, and significantly negatively correlated to the medicinal knowledge domain, with a log odds ratio of -4.
|Generalized linear mixed effects model||Support claimed||fixed-effect intercept: 14.5%||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Teaching by Experts||Dependent||NONE|
|Reputation for Efficacy||Dependent||Status, Role, And Prestige|
|Cultural Transmission Model||Independent||NONE|
|Hierarchy within Domain of Expertise||Dependent||NONE|
|Widespread Knowledge Domain||Dependent||Talent Mobility|
|Prestige||Dependent||Status, Role, And Prestige|
|Assists with Common Problems||Dependent||NONE|
|Influential Outside Area of Expertise||Dependent||Status, Role, And Prestige|
|Reputation for Generosity||Dependent||Mutual Aid|
|Others Seek Proximity to Expert||Dependent||NONE|