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Entailment Manual

Publications below by Douglas R. White, esp. 1988, explain the method. Analyses of up to 50 binary variables result in an implicational structure or diagram of:

  • Which variables entail others (asymmetrically) at various levels of exceptions
  • Which variables are statistically equivalent at various levels of exceptions
  • Which variables are mutually exclusive with others at various levels of exceptions
  • Overall "entailment structure digraphs" are nested for each level of analysis

    1996 Statistical Entailments and the Galois lattice. Social Networks 18:201-15.

    1988 Cites and Fights: Material Entailment Analysis of the Eighteenth-century Chemical Revolution (drw & H.G.McCann) pp 380-400 in S. Berkowitz, B.Wellman, eds., Social Structures: A Network Approach, Cambridge: University Press.

    1983 An Exact Significance Test for Three-Way Interaction (drw, R.Pesner, K.Reitz) Behavior Science Research 18:103-122.

    1977 Entailment Theory and Method: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Sexual Division of Labor (drw, M.Burton, L.Brudner) Behavior Science Research 12:1-24

    1977 A Model of the Division of Labor by Sex (M.Burton, drw, L.Brudner) American Ethnologist 4:227-251.