Kathleen Molloy (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 10:48:13 +0000

Dear all,

I am currently working on my dissertation which aims to investigate
nurses constructs of dementia. Within this I am also looking for
answers to specific questions, such as the diff between males and
female nurses, between male and female patients and reportings of
aggression. I have begun interviewing and found that some nurses 1st
principal component is based on sociability, whilst for others it is
aggression. I then thought that maybe this was a result of the
presonality of the nurses, and am now administering EPQs too.

My problem lies in my methods of analysis. I am using Flexigrid. My
supervisor says that dissertations should either be qualitative or
quantitive, and I am unsure if rep grid work usually has hypotheses
and inferential stats. He says that it's up to me to decide how to
write up the work.

What do you all think?
If you need any further info I will be happy to discuss it.