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The Measurement Pitfalls of Research Designs in Cultural Studies of Religions

Victor Karandashev

Cross-cultural comparability and generalizability are the problems that come up in religious studies and need to be solved for scientific progress (Karandashev, 2021a; Karandashev et al., 2022; Fischer, 2022). When studying behavioral and social phenomena in various populations and religious contexts, culture […]

What Are the Main World Cultures?

Victor Karandashev

What are the main cultures of the world? How global are they? And how diverse are they? These are among the key questions that cross-cultural researchers may ask. The West-East dichotomy has been a classification of the world cultures well-known by scholars […]

How Does Cultural Power Distance Affect Societies?

Victor Karandashev

People‚Äôs social relationships are hierarchically structured in many regards. Individuals’ power and status, for example, are distributed unequally in many societies. And the degree of this social inequality varies in different cultures. Power distance is a measure of how important a society […]

What Makes the Nordic Cultures so Unique?

Victor Karandashev

The Nordic countries represent a cultural region in Northern Europe, which includes the countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and some other territories. The terms “Nordic” and “Scandinavian” have been used interchangeably. Technically, these two notions overlap. Scandinavian cultures, considered in […]