Re: RepGrid Questionnaire

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Have you ever used a computerised repertory grid package? If you have then I
would be very grateful if you would complete the following short
questionnaire to help me in my final year dissertation. I am currently
developing a new repertory grid package for use in Microsoft Windows and need
to know what users of current grid packages think of them and what could be

I intend to make the new package very simple to use with plenty of on-line
help. It will be a complete package that will include multi-elicitation
methods, multi-grids, multi-analysis methods and will hopefully be compatible
with most MS Windows software for export purposes.

Please edit and return the questionnaire as soon as possible.


Calvin Badger
Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, Essex, England.


1) Which repertory grid package(s) have you used?

OMNIGRID (Adams-Webber, Mitterer, Sewell)

2) For what purpose was it/were they used? (e.g. counselling, marketing etc.)

Demonstration of usage for clinical interpretation, research on psychopathology
(e.g., PTSD, MPD)

3) Why did you choose this/these package(s)?

Familiarity. Developed partly in my lab. Open market availability.
Flexibility of alternative formats. Ease of use for rep grid subject.

4) What were the packages' strong points?

Subject user friendly (enjoyable to complete). Print out of some indices.

5) What were it's/their shortcomings?

For both research and clinical interpretation, it would be great to have it
linked together in a single package with de Boeck's HICLAS (cluster analysis
technique) and, as well, with prinicpal components factor analysis and varimax
rotation procedures.

Some day it would be great to have norms on the indices, but that is not
available now on any of the versions as far as I know.

6) How would you improve the package(s)?

See #5.

7) What would make an ideal repertory grid package for you?

One which had such complete and valid norms that algorithms would be available
to translate indices (numeric tabular data) into a succinct psychological
report of clinical hypotheses and research based implications for clinical
decision and prediction.

Rue L. Cromwell