Sociological Group Matrix

Sociological Group Matrix. Schaefer (2011) defines a group as “any number of people with similar norms, values, and expectations who interact with one another on a regular basis” (p. 111). Complete the Social Group Matrix by identifying and describing the relationship between yourself and the members of any social group you are a part of.

Group description   Identify the group.   The group is a formal secondary group. It is formed by former high school members who shared much in common. Great Seven, a name suggesting the number of members at inception is the name of the group. Currently the group has grown to 11 members after four members were proposed to the group. Sociological Group Matrix.
Social group or organization   Describe the function of the social group. The group is largely an investment group. The main function of the group is to undertake joint ventures. The capital comes from members’ contribution. The member identifies viable projects and proposes them to the group. In some instances the group also acts as mutual assistance to group members. Sociological Group Matrix.
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Group share their problems with any member of the group and by social order we are mandated to offer a leaning shoulder for any of the group member in a problem. More importantly, we motivate each other to save. Sociological Group Matrix.
Sociological perspective   Suggest which major sociological, theoretical perspective would be most appropriate for future study of your social group. Why?   The group can be studied through an interactionist perspective. This will enable the research to learn how the group communicates and how this communication impact meaning on one another. Sociological Group Matrix.


Hughes, M. & Zanden, J. (2011). Developing a sociological consciousness. Online learning center. Retrieved on Dec. 16, 2011 from

Schaefer, R. T. (2011). Sociology: A brief introduction (9th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.