ERIC Number: ED123743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Communication Network Efficiency and Efficiency Stability in Four Urban Secondary Schools.
Taylor, Richard L.
This paper describes a study that investigated the communication network efficiency and network efficiency stability of four urban high schools, using a sociometric questionnaire and a computer-developed communication matrix. Working hypothesis for the study was that schools with fewer staff members would have more efficient and more stable communication networks. Sociometric data were obtained from questionnaires completed by professional staff members at four Seattle-area high schools, and a matrix was formed to represent each school's communication network. These matrices were then mathematically manipulated to calculate measures of communication efficiency and communication network stability for each school. Analysis of the data showed that neither communication network efficiency nor network stability was significantly related to school size. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
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