Is Mary Douglas's Grid/Group Analysis Useful for Cross-Cultural Research?

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 33(1) Sage Publications Published In Pages: 108-128
By Caulkins, D. Douglas


In this article, the researcher aims to test the usefulness of grid/group theory, developed by anthropologist Mary Douglas, for cross-cultural research. The article utilizes principal component factor analysis on grid/group indicators to test if "grid" and "group" can be considered as sufficiently independent factors, and thus useful for quantitative cross-cultural research.


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Hypotheses (1)

Grid and group comprise separate dimensions of social organization.Mostly Supported

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