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Using constructivist-oriented content analysis scales

Chapter


Abstract


  • Researchers adopting a personal construct psychology framework have

    access to a variety of techniques and methodologies (for example, self-

    characterizations) that generate qualitative data. There are several strategies

    for summarizing and analysing such data. One approach is to derive

    quantitative measures, which reflect the salient features of the qualitative

    material, which are psychometrically sound and empirically based. Using

    content analysis scales achieves this goal. In this chapter we present content

    analysis scales that are embedded with a constructivist framework: the

    Origin and Pawn Scales, the Positive Affect Scale, the Sociality Scales, the

    Content Analysis Scales of Psychosocial Maturity and the Cognitive Anxiety

    Scale. We describe the steps involved in developing a scale and then deal

    with the advantages of using the scales and the types of communication to

    which they can be applied. Each of the scales is described, its psychometrics

    reviewed, criticisms of the methodology and suggestions about using the

    scales in a range of research and practice provided. We also have developed

    Analyse, a computerized transcript scoring program.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Viney, L. L. & Caputi, P. (2012). Using constructivist-oriented content analysis scales. In P. Caputi, L. L. Viney, B. M. Walker & N. Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology (pp. 223-243). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470770870

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888727949

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/151

Book Title


  • Personal Construct Methodology

Start Page


  • 223

End Page


  • 243

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Researchers adopting a personal construct psychology framework have

    access to a variety of techniques and methodologies (for example, self-

    characterizations) that generate qualitative data. There are several strategies

    for summarizing and analysing such data. One approach is to derive

    quantitative measures, which reflect the salient features of the qualitative

    material, which are psychometrically sound and empirically based. Using

    content analysis scales achieves this goal. In this chapter we present content

    analysis scales that are embedded with a constructivist framework: the

    Origin and Pawn Scales, the Positive Affect Scale, the Sociality Scales, the

    Content Analysis Scales of Psychosocial Maturity and the Cognitive Anxiety

    Scale. We describe the steps involved in developing a scale and then deal

    with the advantages of using the scales and the types of communication to

    which they can be applied. Each of the scales is described, its psychometrics

    reviewed, criticisms of the methodology and suggestions about using the

    scales in a range of research and practice provided. We also have developed

    Analyse, a computerized transcript scoring program.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Viney, L. L. & Caputi, P. (2012). Using constructivist-oriented content analysis scales. In P. Caputi, L. L. Viney, B. M. Walker & N. Crittenden (Eds.), Personal Construct Methodology (pp. 223-243). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780470770870

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84888727949

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/151

Book Title


  • Personal Construct Methodology

Start Page


  • 223

End Page


  • 243

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom