# SOCIOMETRY IN THE CLASSROOM:

## HOW TO DO IT

### STEP 3

Using the total **+** and **-** frequencies obtained from STEP 2 one can construct a
bar graph similar to that shown in APPENDIX C and FIGURE 3. If one gives each
child a code number ranging from 1 to the size of the group (N), they can
utilize the center section of the bar graph to represent each child in the
classroom. Note that if one requests both "positive" and "negative" nomination
data, they can plot simultaneously both the frequency of negative nominations
extending downward, and the positive nomination frequencies extending upward.

A bar graph such as this can be informative. Specific patterns of rejection
and attraction may be noted.

#### A. POPULAR CHILDREN.

Children who receive many positive nominations and very few if any negative
nominations (a high positive nomination bar and a very low negative nomination
bar) are usually described as "popular" children. This would approximate the
"A" portion of the Target Graph described in STEP 4.)

#### B. REJECTED CHILDREN

Children who receive many negative nominations and very few if any positive
nominations are usually described as "unpopular" or "rejected" children. (This
would approximate the "D" portion of the Target Graph described in STEP 4.).

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