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A Sampling Distribution and Significance Test for Differences in Qualitative Variation

David A. Swanson
Social Forces
Vol. 55, No. 1 (Sep., 1976), pp. 182-184
Published by: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.2307/2577102
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2577102
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A Sampling Distribution and Significance Test for Differences in Qualitative Variation
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Abstract

This research note demonstrates that M1 and M2, two of the six measures of the division of labor discussed by Gibbs and Poston, commonly conceptualized as measures of qualitative variation, can be interpreted in terms of the expanded binomial probability model. M1 is the variance of the expanded binomial probability model and M2 is the ratio of the variance of the expanded binomial model to the variance of a binomial model.

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