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Title: A cross-cultural summary      
dateReleased:
12-21-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/D-212
ID:
hdl:1902.29/D-212
description:
These data were used in producing Robert B. Textor's A Cross- Cultural Summary and are broken down into two categories: 1) ETHNOGRAPHIC ATLAS (two decks) and 2) FINISHED CHARACTERISTICS (eleven decks). "The Ethnographic Atlas data contain a representative sample of world cultures, four-hundred in number, divided into six geographical regions, each containing a considerable number of cultural types. Of the 400 cultures, 80 are taken from Africa, 45 from the Circum-Mediterranean region, 7 0 from East Eurasia, 70 from the Insular Pacific, 70 from North America, and 65 from South America. The data are punched onto two decks (one card for each of 400 cultures) containing coded symbols for some 38 variables or ""raw characteristics"" for each culture (e.g. diet, law, work organization, level of political integration). The Finished Characteristics data are eleven decks containing codes relating each of the 536 finished characteristics or variables that are the basis of the statistical computations, and paragraphs generalizing cultural phenomena in Robert B. Textor's A Cross-Cultural Summary. The variables are dichotomous, which allows for significant correlations of classes of cultures - such as what classes of culture co-occur or overlap with other classes."
description:
Textor, Robert B., 2010, "A cross-cultural summary", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.29/D-212
name:
Textor, Robert B.
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997