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Title:Some methods of comparing sociometric matrices. report No. 5
Author(s):Hohn, Franz E.
Subject(s):Information Science.
Data displays.
Issue Date:1953
Publisher:Urbana, ILL.: University of Illinois,
Series/Report:Technical report; no. 5.
Description:A function h (hierarchy index) is presented of a sociometric matrix in which each member of a group ranks all other members according to some characteristic. The value of h ranges from 0 when the members of the group are indicated by the data to be equal with respect to the characteristic in question, to 1 when the most extreme type of hierarchical relationship appears. Differences between the h values obtained from 2 sets of observations, whether from the same group or from different groups, may be tested for significance. A coefficient of agreement theta is introduced as another method of comparing the group structures associated with 2 sets of data from groups of the same size. The coefficient theta ranges from -1 when the data display opposite hierarchical characteristics, to +1 when they display the same hierarchical characteristics. The measures and h appeared to be of considerable sensitivity.
Rights Information:In copyright. Digitized with permission of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Contact for information.
Copyright 1953 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-07-16
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Identifier in Online Catalog:6539697
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocn738522799

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