post to R Adelman

Bob Green (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 06:35:36 +1000


For some reason my post to your private address was unsuccessful.

Regarding your post:

>I have enjoyed watching the dialogue we started on schizophrenia.
>Everybody's comments have helped me clarify the focus of my research. I am
>now at the point where I am trying to tighten up my procedures. I was
>wondering whether anyone was
>having the patient select their own sorts of elements for construct
>elicitation. It seemed like this may be a more projective procedure then
>presenting the sorts to in an experimenter arranged format.

What you need to consider is how you will analyse the data. If you want to
make 'direct' comparisons between patients you should consider common
elements, otherwise you can probably only do individual analyses. Bear in
mind that a grid can take 1-2 hours at least. Test this for yourself. Some
people will be able to generate constructs and not readily rate and others
vice versa. It will all depend on your hypotheses.

I have been considering dyadic elicitation as discussed by Button. I would
suggest trying out a few approaches and see what patients can cope with.

>He has a '93
>article in A Psychology of the Future by B.Walker et al. that is a followup
>study of patients discharged from the hospital, also. I've not been able
>to find this in this country. Are you familiar with it?

I believe the 1993 article is based on the Townsville PCP conference. I
will see if I have the article and how it differs from the 1992 article.