- a history of peer nomination methods, with a focus on the early origins of peer informant measures and the nature of Moreno’s (1934) sociometric methodology (highlighting fundamental differences from the modern sociometric procedure).
- an overview of the major changes that have occurred in peer nomination research over the course of the past 2 decades, including the recent focus on popularity and relational aggression, statistical advances, logistical challenges and innovations, and the changing conventions of the nomination procedure itself.
This is the 157th volume in this Jossey–Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
Introduction to the Special Issue: 20th–Century Origins and 21st–Century Developments of Peer Nomination Methodology 7Peter E. L. Marks
1. Methodological Choices in Peer Nomination Research 21Antonius H. N. Cillessen, Peter E. L. Marks
2. Logistical Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting Peer Nomination Research in Schools 45Lara Mayeux, Caroline Kraft
3. Computer–Based Methods for Collecting Peer Nomination Data: Utility, Practice, and Empirical Support 61Yvonne H. M. van den Berg, Rob Gommans
4. The Current Status of Peer Assessment Techniques and Sociometric Methods 75William M. Bukowski, Melisa Castellanos, Ryan J. Persram