, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 39–43 | Cite as

A new status index derived from sociometric analysis

  • Leo Katz


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.


Attenuation Public Policy Statistical Theory Status Index Popularity Contest 
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© Psychometric Society 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo Katz
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  1. 1.Michigan State CollegeUSA

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