Patterns of sibling terminology

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 7 Published In Pages: 1-24
By Murdock, George Peter


"The correlation between sibling terminology of type F (defined by primary distinctions of relative sex) and matrilineal descent is subjected to a chi square test . . . And found reliable" (3, 13)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Matrilineal DescentIndependentRule Of Descent
Type F Sibling TerminologyDependentKinship Terminology