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1. Ok, i am trying to work out the cultural distance between Peru and Denmark for my Thesis.

The formula is: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=egz985&s=6

Instead of United States the Scores of Peru need be entered.

Peru Scores:
Dimension one: Power Distance 64
Dimension two: Individualism 16
Dimension three: Masculinity 42
Dimension four: Uncertainty 87

Denmark Scores: (jth country)
Dimension one: Power Distance 18
Dimension two: Individualism 74
Dimension three: Masculinity 16
Dimension four: Uncertainty 23

I have the answer if anyone manages to work it out as a reference.
Basically, i need to do this for 12 other countries and therefore need to know how to use the formula.

Thanks to anyone who contributes.
2. im yite at maths, sorry
im yite at maths, sorry
4. Sorry, I don't do maths A-level. I'm more of a historian.
5. Power Distance 64? Is this from Countries Top Trumps?
6. (Original post by Mr M)
Power Distance 64? Is this from Countries Top Trumps?
No from the studies of Geert Hofstede 1980. Kogut and Singh advanced on Hofstedes studies and came up with the formula linked in the topic post thus allowing researchers to work out the cultural distance between country and another.

Can you help me with please in terms of how to use it?
7. I do Maths AS level and were not here yet, I apoligise I cannot help
8. My apologies, tinypic is blocked on my school's network
9. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
My apologies, tinypic is blocked on my school's network

There you go mate!

10. I'm a Maths applicant but I'm not actually that good at Maths

I had a look anyway but I'm afraid I could make no sense of it. Where are the values for - ith? Not sure what index is either

Google doesn't really help either :/
11. (Original post by Sandmants)
No from the studies of Geert Hofstede 1980. Kogut and Singh advanced on Hofstedes studies and came up with the formula linked in the topic post thus allowing researchers to work out the cultural distance between country and another.

Can you help me with please in terms of how to use it?
I've requested this thread is moved to maths although I'm not sure what to make of social science woo-woo like quantifying the masculinity of a country!

In other news, I shall search in the loft for these.

12. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...531911000560An improvement to Kogut and Singh measure of cultural distance considering the relationship among different dimensions of culture

table 5 looks useful but requires £££
13. (Original post by Savvy Sage)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...531911000560An improvement to Kogut and Singh measure of cultural distance considering the relationship among different dimensions of culture

table 5 looks useful but requires £££
I have access to science direct what is the name of article?

14. arrggghh! why is this formula so difficult to understand!!!!
15. Do you have the values for V? If so I can do it.
16. (Original post by oli_G)
Do you have the values for V? If so I can do it.
The value comes from the dimension somehow. That part is really confusing
17. (Original post by Sandmants)
The value comes from the dimension somehow. That part is really confusing
Variance in statistics is a measure of the spread of values, so for each dimension is the value you're given the mean of a larger group of data? If so we would be able to work out the variance (if we had access to this data), and the calculation becomes do-able. Although it's possible they mean something other than this 'standard' meaning of variance. In that case i'm stumped.
18. (Original post by Sandmants)
I have access to science direct what is the name of article?

An improvement to Kogut and Singh measure of cultural distance considering the relationship among different dimensions of culture
Yener Kandogan
19. (Original post by oli_G)
Variance in statistics is a measure of the spread of values, so for each dimension is the value you're given the mean of a larger group of data? If so we would be able to work out the variance (if we had access to this data), and the calculation becomes do-able. Although it's possible they mean something other than this 'standard' meaning of variance. In that case i'm stumped.

No it is not the mean of a larger group of data. Only those 4 scores were assigned to countries only. Nothing else. Many researchers have used this formula but none of course show a step by step guide on how to use it.

Basically, the 4 scores for both countries should give you the answer.

Yes. I am stumped too.
20. (Original post by Sandmants)
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Without the variances for each of the 4 dimensions it's not possible to evaluate the formula.

Do you have any source data other than the countries you're interested in. Or an online reference we can refer to?

Please quote for a reply as I normally only lurk on the maths forum.

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