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Sociometric Methods

  1. Norah Frederickson

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0926

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Frederickson, N. 2010. Sociometric Methods. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. University College London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Sociometric (social measurement) methods are used to assess patterns of attraction and repulsion among members of a social group. Originated by Moreno (1934), these methods include a variety of data collection and analysis techniques that have been developed and widely applied within psychology, particularly with children in school classes and in different age groups.


  • sociometric;
  • acceptance;
  • rejection;
  • popular