, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 39-43

A new status index derived from sociometric analysis

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Abstract

For the purpose of evaluating status in a manner free from the deficiencies of popularity contest procedures, this paper presents a new method of computation which takes into accountwho chooses as well ashow many choose. It is necessary to introduce, in this connection, the concept of attenuation in influence transmitted through intermediaries.

This work was done under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research.