Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-20, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 19 December, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2020.


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core definition

Sociometry is a process for identifying group relationships.

explanatory context


analytical review

Bruce Berg (1998, p. 160):

Sociometry is a procedure that allows the researcher to make assessments about the affinity or disdain members of some groups have towards one another. It allows you to consider friendship patterns, social networks, relationships, and social distance in general. Sociometry can be described as a means of assessing group relational structures, such as hierarchies, friendship networks, and cliques. Sociometry can also indicate a group's social dynamics and influence structure.

associated issues


related areas

See also



Berg, B.L., 1998, Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Needham Heights, MA, Allyn and Bacon.

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