Technical advice needed

R.Rezazadeh (
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 18:09:03 +0100

Dear pcp group

I am conducting my PhD research in urban design. Part of my study
involves the perceptions of the architects of the streetscapes. I
have conducted a test using 16 streetscenes as stimuli and 30
architects as subjects. While showing them the 16 streetscenes laid
on a table in random order, I have asked each respondent to find two
similar and one different streetscene and state the aspect of
similarity and difference. Each respondent has continued the task,
until he/she could not identify any new aspects for
similarity/difference. Therefore for each respondent I have a grid in
which two similar stimuli and a different one is identified and the
aspect of similarity/difference is stated. Can I use the PCP approach
for analysing my data and finding the constructs within the perception
of each person, or the group as a whole? If yes, how? If no, what
other method do you suggest. Thank you.