DNA & A Question of Paternity: Part 8 – Analysis with a new match

In search of information to clear up the uncertain paternity of “Bob,” I analyzed various records and DNA results for Bob and his genetic matches and came up with a list of four possible candidates for Bob’s father. There were no plans to make contact with genetic matches or their family members for targeted DNA... Continue Reading →


DNA & A Question of Paternity: Part 7 – Bringing the evidence together

For the past several weeks, I’ve been describing a project for which I used various types of analysis to attempt to clarify the uncertain paternal ancestry of someone I’m calling “Bob” (all names in these posts have been changed for privacy). In this post, I’ll summarize the results of the analyses in the previous posts... Continue Reading →

Questioning the Question

Thinking carefully about a research question before diving in can help to a) highlight what I already know and b) define what, precisely, I want to answer with my research.

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