OpenRepGrid project. The Repertory Grid (also grid or repgrid) is a method that originated from Personal Construct Psychology. It is applied in different academic and practical fields (clinical psychology, market research etc.). The project has two goals: 1) to provide a software for the analysis of repertory grids and 2) a platform for comprehensive explanation around grids and the software.
OpenRepGrid software. The software is called OpenRepGrid and is a ‘plug-in’ for the free R software. The software is free and Open Source and will run on Windows, MacOS and Linux. In a first phase of its development the software will be a command line tool. In a second phase a graphical user interface will be added. Features for administration of grids are currently not part of the project.
OpenRepGrid Wiki. The Wiki you are visiting right now is a place for comprehensive explanation on grid analysis in general on how to use the software. It will contain (video) tutorials and explanations with the aim to guide you through the analysis process.
Collaborative project. The OpenRepGrid project is supposed to be an endeavor of ‘collaborative construing’. Anyone who is interested in developing the software or the Wiki is invited to join. We hope that many participators will make it a tool fulfilling the needs of the community.
Why an R plug-in? R is an Open Source framework for statistical programming. It provides a strong basis to build OpenRepGrid upon. One the one hand it's syntax is simple allowing people who like to collaborate to quickly join in. This means that with a bit of effort almost any calculations you might come up with can be implemented easily and be provided to other scientists and users around the world.