A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics

Title:
A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics
Authors:
Yinger, J. Milton
Abstract:
The distance from a purely quantitative statement of a statistical pattern to a sociological interpretation of that pattern is often quite great. Several steps are sometimes needed to cover that distance. With regard to the interpretation of interfaith marriage statistics, a third refinement is suggested here to add to two previously developed refinements. These should be seen as steps toward greater reliability of measurement; but they still leave us with a definition of intermarriage that fails to take the full range of personality and structural aspects into account. A thorough revision of our conceptions of interfaith marriage is called for.
Citation:
Yinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 97-103.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
DATE ISSUED:
1968
Department:
Sociology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.2307/1385114
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310017

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dc.contributor.authorYinger, J. Miltonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:23:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:23:24Z-
dc.date.issued1968en
dc.identifier.citationYinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 97-103.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-8294en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310017-
dc.description.abstractThe distance from a purely quantitative statement of a statistical pattern to a sociological interpretation of that pattern is often quite great. Several steps are sometimes needed to cover that distance. With regard to the interpretation of interfaith marriage statistics, a third refinement is suggested here to add to two previously developed refinements. These should be seen as steps toward greater reliability of measurement; but they still leave us with a definition of intermarriage that fails to take the full range of personality and structural aspects into account. A thorough revision of our conceptions of interfaith marriage is called for.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/1385114-
dc.subject.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.titleA Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statisticsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen_US
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