Discussions of personal influence in situations in communities and organizations are ordinarily abstract and theoretical. In this paper, a practical method for the measurement of influence in interactional terms is developed. The approach combines the use of Likert scales, sociometric techniques and a simplified version of "blockmodeling" using mathematical matrices. The method is outlined using a hypothetical social service agency with a seven-member staff.
Lohmann, Roger A.
"The Measurement of Personal Influence in Organization and Community,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol5/iss1/5