Re: Grid analysis software

Devi Jankowicz (
Fri, 23 May 97 23:20:24 +0100

Siobhan and Simon Alderson write:

>Anyone know where I could get a copy of Sociogrids from?
Yes. Sociogrids is a constituent of REPGRID2 (which also elicits grids
interactively and does cluster and principal components analysis). This
is a package written by Mildred Shaw and Brian Gaines: you need to write
to Mildred at the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2500
University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada and have US$500
ready in payment. Worth every cent, believe me! (NB This software works
only on the Macintosh, unless Mildred has done a PC version by now. Ask

>Or any other
>grid package which would allow me to compare sets of grids with the same
>elements but different constructs?
Have a look at:
Sewell, K.W., Adams-Webber, J., Mitterer, J. & Cromwell, R.L.
"Computerised repertory grids: review of the literature" _International
Journal of Personal Construct Psychology_ 1992, 5, 1, 1-23.

>Also any info on using SPSS for the same task?
I've done principal components analysis using SPSS and, if I remember
rightly, you have to draw in the PC axes from the coordinates provided,
whereas REPGRID2 does that for you. But I've never tried doing a
Sociogrids computation on SPSS.

Kind regards,

Devi Jankowicz

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