presentaion of MBa - SOCIOMETRIC TESTING Juan Camilleri...

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SOCIOMETRIC TESTING Juan Camilleri B.A. (Hons) Psych., P.G.C.E., M.Ed Diploma Inclusive Education 2006
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what is sociometry? Term derived from Latin ‘socius’ and ‘metrum’ i.e. a measurement of the degree of relatedness among people by carrying out indirect methods of observation A useful working definition of sociometry is that it is a methodology for tracking the energy vectors of interpersonal relationships in a group. It shows the patterns of how individuals associate with each other when acting as a group toward a specified end or goal (Criswell in Moreno, 1960, p. 140). Moreno defined sociometry as “the mathematical study of psychological properties of populations, the experimental technique of and the results obtained by application of quantitative methods” (Moreno, 1953, pp. 15-16).
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why sociometry? Sociometry can be useful: for assessment of behavior within groups; for interventions to bring about positive change and determining the extent of change; as a powerful tool for reducing conflict and improving communication; as a way of allowing the group to see itself objectively and to analyze its own dynamics; for assessing dynamics and development in groups devoted to therapy or training.
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roots of sociometry Term coined by Jacob Levy Moreno in 1930s First sociometric study conducted by Moreno and associates in 1930s in a school in New York Moreno devised his own sociometric method of testing; many others have followed Sociometric testing is carried out in schools, business corporations, the military, therapy groups and could be administered purposefully wherever a group is present
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sociometric criteria Sociometry is based on the fact that people make choices in interpersonal relationships. Choices are always made on some basis or criterion . The criterion may be subjective, such as an intuitive feeling of liking or disliking a person on first impression. The criterion may be more objective and conscious, such as knowing that a person does or does not have certain skills needed for the group task.
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sociogram and sociomatrix When members of a group are asked to choose others in the group based on a specific criteria , everyone in the group can make choices and describe why the choices were made. From these choices a description emerges of the
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