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Employing personal construct theory to understand information systems: a practical guide for researchers

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter presents a description of Personal Construct Theory and

    how the theory may be employed in information systems research. Within the

    purview of Personal Construct Theory, the Repertory Grid technique is also

    described, which is an interview technique employed to elicit and document a

    research participant’s system of personal constructs. The concept of laddering is

    also presented which facilitates delving into the detailed meanings attributed by a

    research participant to their construct system. Examples of information systems

    projects are also included in this chapter to further elucidate Personal Construct

    Theory and the Repertory Grid technique.

UOW Authors


  •   Gordon, M (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Tan, Felix B. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gordon Hunter, M., Caputi, P. & Tan, F. B. (2012). Employing personal construct theory to understand information systems: a practical guide for researchers. In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (Eds.), Information systems theory: Explaining and predicting our digital society (pp. 1-24). United States: Springer.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/167

Book Title


  • Information systems theory: Explaining and predicting our digital society

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 24

Abstract


  • This chapter presents a description of Personal Construct Theory and

    how the theory may be employed in information systems research. Within the

    purview of Personal Construct Theory, the Repertory Grid technique is also

    described, which is an interview technique employed to elicit and document a

    research participant’s system of personal constructs. The concept of laddering is

    also presented which facilitates delving into the detailed meanings attributed by a

    research participant to their construct system. Examples of information systems

    projects are also included in this chapter to further elucidate Personal Construct

    Theory and the Repertory Grid technique.

UOW Authors


  •   Gordon, M (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Tan, Felix B. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Gordon Hunter, M., Caputi, P. & Tan, F. B. (2012). Employing personal construct theory to understand information systems: a practical guide for researchers. In Y. K. Dwivedi, M. R. Wade & S. L. Schneberger (Eds.), Information systems theory: Explaining and predicting our digital society (pp. 1-24). United States: Springer.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/167

Book Title


  • Information systems theory: Explaining and predicting our digital society

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 24