A comparison of three measures of social complexity

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 71 Published In Pages: 706-708
By Schaefer, James Michael


The author compares three scales of social complexity (Naroll's Social Development Index, Freeman's Scale, and Marsh's Index of Differentiation) and determine whether they tend to measure the same developmental variable. The author's statistical comparisons illustrate that each scale applies the same standard in ranking societies

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