Sociometry is the study of social relationships, invented by the psychiatrist and sociologist Jacob Moreno. Similar to link analysis, sociometry involves using a tool called the sociogram, a graphical representation of social links.
Sociograms can be used to graph the communication between people over a long period of time (days, weeks or months), like a link diagram, or over as short a time as a single event. For instance, national security officials surveilling a meeting of hostile government officials may use a sociogram to determine associations between individuals based on who talks to who during a conference.
Cite this article as: MacDonald, D.K., (2015), "Sociometry," retrieved on June 7, 2023 from http://dustinkmacdonald.com/sociometry/.
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