Re: Qmethod and PCP

Robert Parks (
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 12:50:12 -0400

>Has anyone written about/ looked at the relationship between QMethodology
>(as in Knight and Doan, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, Harcourt Brace,
>1994), also known elsewhere as QMethod, and repertory grid?
>All the best,

I have wondered about that question also, since both methods appear to
differ from traditional scaling techniques in their focus on eliciting from
the viewpoint of the subjective construct rather than the observer's view
of behavior. I have a book on Q-methodolgy in the Sage Quantitative
methods series, and one on the use of Q-methodology in political studies,
but neither deals with PCP/rep-grids.

I'd be interested in knowing what you find out.

By the way, do you have first initials/names on that book you mentioned?
Care to tell us more about it?


Bob Parks