SOCIOMETRY IN THE CLASSROOM:

HOW TO DO IT


STEP 13

Working through all the sets described in STEPS 4 through 12 above, it may be necessary to do some shifting of total patterns in order to configure the resulting patterns in a fairly even distribution. If. after all the slips from all the sets have been utilized, some slips may remain in the original column. Place them in the pattern where they belong: ie., where the name or code numbers on the right of the remaining slips match the names or code numbers on the left of a slip already in place.
 
 

A WORD OF CAUTION

Sometimes children choose individuals in the group who were absent at the time the basic material was collected. This means that there will be no slips with these names on the "left". Make an additional slip, writing in each such name and marking "absent" on it. Some children may misunderstand the directions and name individuals not in the group. Make additional sips for these names, marking "not in group." Place these slips on the chart adjacent to the slips of the persons who nominated there names. These cautions allow us to account for all the children's nominations.

STEP 14

Now that all slips have been placed on the chart, make a final check to see that no folded edges are left unmatched. Rearrange (by shifting all related slips) any patterns which seem to be crowding each other. If there are any cross-sex choices, note where they occur and position them on a border position adjacent to the child of the opposite sex whom they chose. Children who did not receive any first place nominations should be placed in peripheral positions. With these strategies in mind it is time to introduce some of the conventional symbols utilized in drafting out a sociometric map.


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