Spss Version by William Divale of the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
The Standard Cross-Cultural Sample is a collective series of data based on a sample selection
by George P. Murdock and Douglas R. White of 186 ethnographically well-described societies,
published in the journal ETHNOLOGY in 1969, and followed by scores of
publications by diverse authors that coded the SCCS societies for many different types of societal
characteristics. The Standard Sample
database classifies characteristics of the societies based on the research of different authors.
Codes can often be cross-checked across different studies for reliability.
The Standard Cross-Cultural Sample
database currently contains more than 2,008 variables coded in fifty or
more different studies by scores of different authors in different disciplines.
The Spss version prepared for publication in
World Cultures by William Divale contains:
spss data files
full codebook documentation for labeling tables
coordinates for mapping variables