I wish to acknowledge the helpful advice of Raoul Naroll and Terrence Tatje of the Department of Anthropology of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
A Comparison of Three Measures of Social Complexity1
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
1969 American Anthropological Association
Volume 71, Issue 4, pages 706–708, August 1969
How to Cite
Schaefer, J. M. (1969), A Comparison of Three Measures of Social Complexity. American Anthropologist, 71: 706–708. doi: 10.1525/aa.1969.71.4.02a00090
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 28 OCT 2009
- Accepted for publication 25 January 1969
Quantitative measures of social complexity derived from three different research endeavors are compared statistically for the same fifty societies. The scales are found to be correlated at a high level of significance; this suggests that the variables used are valid indicators of degree of social complexity and development.