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General culture

Common learned behavior patterns that are acquired by people as members of a society.

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Culture; General culture

The marriage of one man to several women at the same time. This is the most common form of polygamy. It often takes the form of "sororal polygyny", which is two or more sisters married to the same ...

probability sample

Culture; General culture

A sample of people that is carefully chosen so that it will be representative of the entire community or population. Choosing who will be in the sample can be difficult, especially at the beginning ...

random sample

Culture; General culture

A probability sample in which people are selected on a totally random, unbiased basis. This can be accomplished by assigning a number to everyone in a community and then letting a computer or hand ...


Culture; General culture

A group of interacting organisms. In the case of humans, societies are groups of people who directly or indirectly interact with each other. People in human societies also generally perceive that ...

stratified sample

Culture; General culture

A probability sample in which people are selected because they come from distinct sub-groups within the society. This approach may be used by ethnographers if the information that is being sought is ...


Culture; General culture

A regional, social, or ethnic group that is distinguishable from other groups in a society. Members of a subculture often share a common identity, food tradition, dialect or language, and other ...


Culture; General culture

A profound loyalty to one's tribe or ethnic group and a rejection of others. Those who promote tribalism generally believe that globalism is a threat that must be overcome. A pattern of ...

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