Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
- Subhead: Research Framework Wikipedia:Cross-cultural comparison / Key Theories: Subhead: Wikipedia:Standard_cross-cultural_sample
- List of SCCS Societies -- The CoSSci Gateway -- Instructions for Use in Cross-Cultural Research --- Cross-Cultural Research: A Cumulative Database and its Uses articles from World Cultures eJournal
- Ethnographic Atlas - Scanned sources on ethnography of the Standard-Cross-Cultural Sample - SCCS Bibliography html
- Hi Doug, I downloaded the fileset from eclectic for SCCS. PSPP reads the SPSS file just fine. After I run a few tests to make sure I get the same results, I will let you know. If it's as good as it appears, PSPP will be a good substitute for SPSS. It's open source and free, and the interface looks very much like SPSS. See PSPP for Mac. A helpful note--PSPP also runs from a command line. To get the SPSS look-alike GUI run the psppire application.
- SCCS society bibliographies at School for Advanced Research and other lists
- See instead: Standard Cross-Cultural Sample: Codebook in html
- R-based SCCS codebook
- SCCS R package
Online library reference link to this wiki page: http://uci.worldcat.org/oclc/312700617&referer=brief_results
- George P. Murdock and Douglas R. White. 1969. Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. Ethnology 8:329-369. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3772907 [new edition 2002 Standard Cross-Cultural Sample: on-line. http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pub/SCCS1969.pdf Reprinted with new annotations from Ethnology 8:329-369. Table 1
- SCCS in Wikipedia
- 2010 SDC November 2010 Newsletter pdf: Research on Cultural Consequences of Regionally Fluctuating Inequality Douglas R. White, Scott D. White, Tolga Oztan, and Ren Feng. Nov 2010 Structure and Dynamics Neweletter 1#1.
- 25 Books referencing SCCS at Amazon
Google searches and images
7,190 up from >1,738 SCCS books, book chapters, and articles
- Sccs guided search - *Sources for codes and articles on the SCCS -SCCS:Google scholar alerts
- 5,920 citations to the SCCS in books (Google books) July 17'10 2,790
- 1,270 articles on the SCCS listed in Google Scholar (Social Sciences): 891 June 25'10 - 897 July 17'10 - 1270 Dec'12 http://bit.ly/U9YZ1J
- 709 articles on the SCCS listed in Google Scholar published or cited by the journal Ethnology.
- 473 articles on the SCCS listed in Google Scholar published published or cited by the Cross-Cultural Research journal.
- 300 articles on the SCCS listed in Google Scholar: published or cited by the World Cultures journal. See Douglas_R._White#Google_scholar_and_books_citations DR White
- Standard Cross-Cultural Sample website - see also eclectic/World Cultures SCCS website
Codebook of Variables and Bibliography for the 186 world societies
- Codebook of variables for on-line data
- Codebook frequences for Rdata at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9256203/sccsfac.Rdata #Anthon Eff dropbox load('sccsfac.Rdata') sccs<-data.frame(sapply(sccsfac,function(x) as.numeric(x))). Variables 1650-1656 do not have correct NA=missing data codes.
- SCCS Scanned Coding Sheets for CCCCC SCCS Coding projects (including code for Barry and Schlegel 1980)
- Index of Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Codebook Variable Names codes (to accompany the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Codebook)
SCCS sources for coded data
- in process
SCCS GIS geodatabase
- GIS mapping: SCCS geodatabase
Annotated Standard Cross-Cultural Codes for 2SLS results
- Standard Cross-Cultural Codes 2SLS Annotations: 2SLS regression (two-stage OLS or ordinary least squares) with imputation of missing data is regarded as the most accurate estimation technique for causal and autocorrelation effects once notional concepts of causation are properly specified. The purpose of this edition of the SCCCodes is intended as a cumulative repository for 2SLS regression results using the R software of Eff and Dow (2009) How to Deal with Missing Data and Galton's Problem in Cross-Cultural Survey Research: A Primer for R. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 3#3 art 1.
Temporal Pinpoint dates for SCCS and the Ethnographic Atlas
Pinpointing Sheets for the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
Bibliography and literature search
- SCCS ethnographic bibliography - SCCS Bibliography html
- SCCS: fruitful literature searches for SCCS coded variable topics
On-line data for SCCS
UCI Social Science Data site
SCCS at Social Science Data Daniel C. Tsang site
UCI Langston Library ILC
- The SCCS2020wMapCoord.sav SPSS datafile for the SCCS is installed on each of the three computers at the Langston Library ILC.
Download for Spss: Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Spss data file
Download for R: Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Spss data file
Methods of analysis
Douglas R. White, Scott D. White, Tolga Oztan, and Ren Feng. 2010 SDC November 2010 Newsletter pdf: Research on Cultural Consequences of Regionally Fluctuating Inequality Social Dynamics and Complexity Neweletter 1#1.
Eff, E. Anthon, and Malcolm Dow. 2009. How to Deal with Missing Data and Galton's Problem in Cross-Cultural Survey Research : A Primer for R. Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 3#3 art 1.
White, Douglas R. 2007. Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/pub/SCCSencycl1.1.pdf
Cross-Cultural Research: A Cumulative Database and its Uses Articles using the SCCS and published in World Cultures
Precursors to the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
SCCS Sampling frame: Ethnographic Atlas
Myths about the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
Myth: "The SCCS was constructed in an attempt to avoid or at least reduce the magnitude of ‘‘Galton’s problem,’’ the statistical non-independence of different societies as a result of cultural diffusion." (the statement is not referenced to a source) http://www.evolutionhumaine.fr/michel/publis/pdf/Roes_2003_evol_hum_behav.pdf
"To make the SCCS a representative sample, Murdock and White divided the world into 186 regions and then selected one society from each of the regions. Region election was intended to solve "Galton's problem" of cultural diffusion." http://www.jstor.org/stable/3598399
FALSE: THESE AUTHORS HAVE NOT READ THE ARTICLE. The original article shows the magnitude of ‘‘Galton’s problem,’’ and suggests ways to measure its effects on the inflation of significance tests.
- Abstract 2008 "Although the SCCS maximizes the relative independence of sample cases, the 1969 article also provides standard Galton's problem controls for historical nonindependence of cases, and demonstrates with illustrations of their use that Galton’s problem controls are needed to make valid statistical inferences even with a relatively large cross-cultural sample. This cautionary scientific result has not been properly emphasized by the Human Relations Area Files, with which the SCCS has no connection other than the fact that for some SCCS societies, but not all, there exist partial ethnographic materials housed by HRAF."
"(3) the grouping of clusters, usually but not always adjacent, into "sampling provinces" (Murdock 1968) where linguistic and cultural evidence reveals similarities of a lesser order but still sufficient to raise the presumption of historical connections in violation of Galton's objections." Murdock and White (1969:331-332).
eJournal publications of SCCS codebooks, codes, and articles
World Cultures eJournal
Silverman, Philip, Jacquelyn Messinger. 1997. The Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Unpublished Manuscript, California State University, Bakersfield.
White, Douglas R. (1986) Focused Ethnographic Bibliography for the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample World Cultures 2(1):1-126. (Reprinted 1989 Behavior Science Research 23:1-145 and 2000 (Ed. William Divale)
SCCS at the UC Libraries and Academic Computing Centers
The SCCS2020wMapCoord.sav SPSS datafile for the SCCS is installed on each of the three computers at the Langston Library ILC.
A library URL with the codebook and Standard_Cross-Cultural_Sample link will provide the information needed by students to use the database. The data and codebook are in the public domain.
Societies in the SCCS
Ethnographic Database Project
Department of Anthropology University College London 14 Taviton Street London WC1H 0BW, UK tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 5463
"The EDP is a web-based tool for the collection of comparative ethnographic data. It allows anthropologists to enter data about their field research using a set of standard codes developed for cross-cultural application.
At present, the codes included in the EDP relate to a society’s organisation, kinship and marriage practices, subsistence economy, and pattern of sexual division of labour."