SOCIOMETRY IN THE CLASSROOM:
HOW TO DO IT
Using the above symbols, the next step is to transfer the obtained slip
patterns to a "drawing". If you want to do a neat job and are not too sure of
your drawing ability, an easy trick is to use small round and square gummed
labels. Remove the slips of paper, one at a time, and place a circle, or a
square, for each name or coded number slip, write the name or code number in
the figure, and draw a line connecting the circles or squares with an arrow
pointing to the name or number chosen. For example Norris chose Justin, so the
arrow points to Justin in FIGURE 13. NOTE: REMEMBER THE PERSON WHO MADE THE
CHOICE IS ALWAYS ON THE LEFT; THE PERSON CHOSEN IS ON THE RIGHT, TOWARD THE
Continue until all slips have been removed and the total pattern has been
transferred to paper (FIGURE 14). This forms the basic pattern for the
sociogram. Second and third choices are elaborations superimposed on this
pattern... with some re-arranging.
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