English title: Repulsed by the “Other”: Integrating Theory with Method in the Study of Intergroup Association

Author(s): Zbigniew Karpiński - John Skvoretz -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


We offer an integration of theory and method in the study of intergroup social associations. Specifically, we show that models for intergroup association tables developed using generic log-linear methods for categorical data analysis embody a general theoretical point of view on the driving force behind intergroup association, namely, as the outcome of a probabilistic process of repulsion from dissimilar others. We develop this argument and illustrate it with intermarriage data. We conclude by identifying the advantages that accrue to both theory and method when the theoretical assumptions underlying the application of a generic statistical methodology are clearly understood.

Volume: 33

Issue: 1

From page no: 20

To page no: 43

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/0735275115572687

Journal: Sociological theory

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