RE: Request for advice on laddering and grids

John Mayes (
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 08:43:47 +1300

Valerie Stewart has further comment on this issue as follows:-

'A first-rate theory predicts; a second-rate theory forbids; a third-rate
theory explains after the event.' I have found Kelly's theory comes closer
than any other in psychology to meeting the criteria for a first-rate
Valerie Stewart.

For myself, I wonder if tackling the basic theory is hampered by the
difficulty of applying Repertory Grid in practice so that there is not a
very large base of practical experience, in-depth knowledge and, most of
all, critical appraisal. Perhaps this is about to change with the
development of improved software packages which aid the processes and will
allow a much greater experiential base to develop.

John Mayes