re. assistance
Tue, 3 Jan 1995 22:30:08 +0000

Bob Green posted two queries and asked for replies indirectly, viz. via the
pcp newsgroup. Here goes.

> 1) I am interested in obtaining a copy of a paper presented at
> the First Personal Construct Theory, Social Work and Deviancy
> Conference. The paper by A Ravenette is titled: Personal
> Construct Psychology and the Assessment of Young People. The
> "One-Off" Interview.

Hi Bob!

Can't assist with the first specifically, but if you're interested in
Ravenette's work in general, it could be useful to know that he's done 2
items for the EPCA Newsletter, one on micro-grids and one on the derivation
of the term "repertory", as in "grid". Shout and I'll send you a copy
(better still, join EPCA!)

>2) In a 1992 copy of an EPCA newsletter I recently came across,
>there is a description of a content analysis technique by Peter
>Honey. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has used
>this technique or has knowledge of it.

I've used Honey's method in a variety of applications e.g. job analysis
(managerial, clerical, & secretarial jobs); research (professionalisation
of counselling students, development of trading links with eastern Europe,
intuition in bank commercial lending, intuition in venture capital
decision-making). In most cases it has been as a pilot study of a small
sample prior to development of questionnaire instruments for a larger

Hence my interest in writing the EPCA Newsletter item to which you refer.
Please e-mail me for biblio. references & further particulars; if you have
particular questions on Honey's technique that you feel colleagues might
share, I'll gladly respond via the pcp newsgroup also.

Kindest regards,

Devi Jankowicz