Data quality and modes of marriage: some holocultural evidence of systematic errors

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 11 Published In Pages: 25-37
By Schaefer, James Michael, Evascu, Thomas L.


An ordered category of mode of marriage (from gift exchange to dowry) will be associated with general scales of evolution (subisstence type, societal complexity, and settlement pattern).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Kendall’s coefficient of concordance; GammaSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Mode Of MarriageDependentMode Of Marriage
Settlement PatternIndependentSettlement Patterns
Societal ComplexityIndependentNONE
Subsistence TypeIndependentDiet