This is a two page paper that deals with what the appropriate method of measurement for stratification studies would be. There are two references used for this paper.
When examining stratification studies of community power structures, it is important to understand what the appropriate method of measurement would be and why it would be chosen.
Community Power Structures
Stratification is “the operation of grouping objects into collections of similar objects, before selecting a sample or experimenting on the objects (Brillinger).” The appropriate measurement method of stratification in a community power structure would be to measure the status …
… the level of income for employees in each job category.
These measurements are crucial because job structures cross with industry structures, and there may be differences due to a number of factors such as region, locality or ethnic group (http://www.spc.uchicago.edu/ssr1/PRELIMS/Strat/stmisc1.html).
By examining the appropriate measurement methods of stratification in a community power structure, one can get a realistic view of the occupations of an area, as well as the education and income levels.