sociometry


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sociometry

 [so″se-om´ĕ-tre]
the branch of sociology concerned with the measurement of human behavior.

so·ci·om·e·try

(sō'sē-om'ĕ-trē),
The study of interpersonal relationships in a group.
[socio- + G. metron, measure]

sociometry

(sō″s(h)ē-om′ĕ-trē) [ socio- + -metry]
The measurement of social behaviors.
sociometric (sō″s(h)ē-ŏ-me′trik), adjective
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The results of the sociometry test related to the whole class were examined.
A number of significant differences emerged with respect to sport competence and sociometric status, and even though no significant differences were observed for any behavioral measures, a number of interesting findings warrant consideration, which will be discussed alongside the potential utility of systematic observation and sociometry in future sport research.
Changes in social perception as a function of the personal relevance of behavior, Sociometry, 20: 75-85.
(1994), "First among Equals: Leaders, Peers, and Choice", Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry, 47(2): 59-76
For example, sociometry (Kerlinger & Lee, 2000), which involves direct observation of groups, could be used to help researchers examine interaction patterns and dynamics among members and between members and leaders.
Scheff, Cultural Stereotypes and Mental Illness, 26 SOCIOMETRY 438 (1963).
Network images were initiated in sociology through the pivotal studies in sociometry of the Austrian psychoanalyst Jacob L.
"Social Change and the Validity of Regional Stereotypes in East Pakistan." Sociometry 29 (1966): 428-440.