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sociometry

Syllabification: so·ci·om·e·try
Pronunciation: /ˌsōsēˈämətrē
 
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Definition of sociometry in English:

noun

The quantitative study and measurement of relationships within a group of people.
Example sentences
  • For this reasons, in some circles the term sociometry refers to a form of therapy related to psychodrama.
  • A simple example of applied sociometry is to have group members make a selection on the basis of a simple, non-threatening criterion.
  • Demonstrations in action will illustrate the importance of sociometry in developing diagnostic and intervention tools, as well as enhancing group dynamics.

Derivatives

sociometric

1
Pronunciation: /ˌsōsēōˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Finally, we examine the extent to which children's strategies for coping with everyday rejection explain variance in their social and behavioral adjustment above and beyond the effect of their sociometric status alone.
  • During peer sociometric interviews in kindergarten, children were shown pictures of each classmate and asked to rate how much he/she liked that classmate on a 5-point scale.
  • Compared to other students, bullies have larger friendship groups, higher sociometric rankings, and earlier dating experiences after controlling for pubertal development.

sociometrically

2
Pronunciation: /ˌsōsēōˈmetrik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Complicating this picture, not all children sociometrically categorized as rejected completely lack friendships; over half have at least one reciprocal best friend.
  • Before describing the current study, we review the relevant literature on peer treatment of sociometrically rejected children that formed the basis for these research questions.
  • Stam reported that sociometrically chosen groups performed significantly better on the divergent thinking task, although there were no significant differences on the convergent thinking task.

sociometrist

3
noun
Example sentences
  • My passion as a psychodramatist and sociometrist continues to be its many applications in education.
  • Applied sociometrists seek to help their subjects expand and develop their social networks.
  • The basis of social network visualization was laid by researchers who called themselves sociometrists.

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