Correlational analysis of murdock's 1957 ethnographic sample

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 69 Published In Pages: 332-352
By Driver, Harold E., Schuessler, Karl F.


This paper "reduces Murdock's 210 categories to 30 variables, and intercorrelates and factor analyzes the variables for six world subdivisions as well as for the entire world." This article also discusses factor analysis as a method and examines the correlations more closely between the two regions that differed the most, North America and the Circum-Mediterranean.


This article is also reprinted in the book "Comparative Studies by Harold E. Driver and Essays in His Honor."


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
World Ethnographic Sample (WES)

Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Megan Farrer