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Analyzing grids: New and traditional approaches

Chapter


Abstract


  • While everyone knows the Repertory Grid made its debut in the first

    volume of Kelly's 1955 two-volume The Psychology of Personal Constructs

    (Kelly, 1955/1991), it is probably not so well known that Kelly also presented

    a method of a naly sis of grid data in that volume. He referred to it as a form of

    C(factor analysis," and termed it a (Cnonparametric solution to the problem"

    which "gives essentially the same answer that conventional factorial methods

    give and in such a small fraction of the time that the method is quite

    feasible for clinical use." This method was subsequently programmed for a

    computer as early as 1962 but a published version did not emerge until 1986

    in the UK (Potter and Coshall, 1986). However, the earliest application of

    factor analysis was that of Levy and Dugan (1956). They also introduced the

    notion of using ratings to locate elements on constructs (and thus simplity

    the calculation of correlations for factor analysis) and showed rotated factor

    loadings for constructs. At the same time a tradition of using indices to

    summarize grids was started with Bieri's cognitive complexity-simplicity

    index (Bieri, 1955). The summary index tradition has continued in North

    America to this day, while the representation tradition has developed in the

    UK and Europe. In this chapter, we review traditional summary indices

    and describe recent developments in measuring the concepts of conflict and

    cognitive complexity. We also review ways traditional and new approaches

    to representing grid data.

UOW Authors


  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Bell, Richard (external author)
  •   Hennessy, Desley G. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Caputi, P., Bell, R. & Hennessy, D. G. (2012). Analyzing grids: New and traditional approaches. In P. Caputi, L. L. Viney, B. M. Walker & N. Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology (pp. 159-181). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470770870

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878414957

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/145

Book Title


  • Personal Construct Methodology

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 159

End Page


  • 181

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • While everyone knows the Repertory Grid made its debut in the first

    volume of Kelly's 1955 two-volume The Psychology of Personal Constructs

    (Kelly, 1955/1991), it is probably not so well known that Kelly also presented

    a method of a naly sis of grid data in that volume. He referred to it as a form of

    C(factor analysis," and termed it a (Cnonparametric solution to the problem"

    which "gives essentially the same answer that conventional factorial methods

    give and in such a small fraction of the time that the method is quite

    feasible for clinical use." This method was subsequently programmed for a

    computer as early as 1962 but a published version did not emerge until 1986

    in the UK (Potter and Coshall, 1986). However, the earliest application of

    factor analysis was that of Levy and Dugan (1956). They also introduced the

    notion of using ratings to locate elements on constructs (and thus simplity

    the calculation of correlations for factor analysis) and showed rotated factor

    loadings for constructs. At the same time a tradition of using indices to

    summarize grids was started with Bieri's cognitive complexity-simplicity

    index (Bieri, 1955). The summary index tradition has continued in North

    America to this day, while the representation tradition has developed in the

    UK and Europe. In this chapter, we review traditional summary indices

    and describe recent developments in measuring the concepts of conflict and

    cognitive complexity. We also review ways traditional and new approaches

    to representing grid data.

UOW Authors


  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Bell, Richard (external author)
  •   Hennessy, Desley G. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Caputi, P., Bell, R. & Hennessy, D. G. (2012). Analyzing grids: New and traditional approaches. In P. Caputi, L. L. Viney, B. M. Walker & N. Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology (pp. 159-181). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470770870

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84878414957

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/145

Book Title


  • Personal Construct Methodology

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 159

End Page


  • 181

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom