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The OpenRepGrid R package comes with several datsets already included. The data can serve as a starting point to make your first steps using the software. The following table contains the names of the datasets and a short description where the grid comes from.


data set name description and source
bell2010 grid data from a study by Haritos et al. (2004) on role titles; used for demonstration of construct alignment in Bell (2010, p. 46).
bellmcgorry1992 grid from a psychotic patient used in Bell (1997, p. 6). Data originated from a study by Bell and McGorry (1992).
boeker grid from seventeen year old female schizophrenic patient undergoing last stage of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy (Böker, 1996, p. 163).
fbb2003 dataset used in “A manual for Repertory Grid Technique (Fransella, Bell, & Bannister, 2003b, p. 60).
feixas2004 grid from a 22 year old Spanish girl suffering self-worth problems (Feixas & Saúl, 2004, p. 77).
mackkay1992 dataset 'Grid C' used in Mackay's paper on inter-element correlation (1992, p. 65).
leach2001a, leach2001b pre- (a) and post-therapy (b) dataset from sexual child abuse survivor (Leach, Freshwater, Aldridge, & Sunderland, 2001, p. 227).
raeithel grid data to demonstrate the use of Bertin diagrams (Raeithel, 1998, p. 223). The context of its administration is unknown.
slater1997a drug addict’s grid dataset from (Slater, 1977, p. 32).
slater1977b grid dataset (ranked) from a seventeen year old female psychiatric patient (Slater, 1977, p. 110) showing depression, anxiety and self-mutilation. The data was originally reported by Watson (1970).


R-Code

To display one of the grid just type the grid's name into the R console.

> boeker

META DATA:
Number of constructs:  14 
Number of elements:  15 

SCALE INFO:
The grid is rated on a scale from 1 (left pole) to 6 (right pole) using steps of 

RATINGS:
                                   8 - martin                         
                        george - 7 | 9 - elizabeth                    
                        karl - 6 | | | 10 - therapist                 
                      kurt - 5 | | | | | 11 - irene                   
                  father - 4 | | | | | | | 12 - childhood self        
                mother - 3 | | | | | | | | | 13 - self before illness 
          ideal self - 2 | | | | | | | | | | | 14 - self with delusion
              self - 1 | | | | | | | | | | | | | 15 - self as dreamer 
                     | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |                    
      balanced (1)   1 4 2 2 3 5 2 5 4 2 6 2 2 3 3   (1) get along wit
      isolated (2)   3 6 3 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 2 2 3   (2) sociable     
ely integrated (3)   2 2 2 3 5 3 2 3 2 3 3 4 4 5 3   (3) excluded     
    discursive (4)   4 1 3 1 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 4   (4) passive      
   open minded (5)   2 1 2 1 2 4 4 2 4 2 6 3 2 2 3   (5) indifferent  
        dreamy (6)   4 5 3 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 6 3 3 3 2   (6) dispassionate
cally oriented (7)   2 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3   (7) depressed    
       playful (8)   4 5 4 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 5 3 2 4 3   (8) serious      
ocially minded (9)   2 1 3 2 4 5 4 1 3 2 6 3 3 3 3   (9) selfish      
  quarrelsome (10)   5 5 5 5 5 2 5 2 4 4 1 6 5 5 5   (10) peaceful    
     artistic (11)   5 1 2 4 3 5 3 2 4 3 3 4 4 4 4   (11) technical   
   scientific (12)   2 1 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 1 6 4 2 3 3   (12) emotional   
    introvert (13)   4 5 4 6 5 3 5 3 5 2 5 2 2 2 3   (13) extrovert   
   wanderlust (14)   1 1 4 2 4 5 2 5 5 3 6 1 1 2 1   (14) home oriente

Literature

  • Bell, R. C. (1997). Using SPSS to analyse repertory grid data (Unpublished report). University of Melbourne, Australia: School of Behavioural Science.
  • Bell, R. C. (2010). A note on aligning constructs. Personal Construct Theory & Practice, (7), 42-48.
  • Bell, R. C., & McGorry, P. (1992). The analysis of repertory grids used to monitor the perceptions of recovering psychotic patients. In A. Thomson & P. Cummins (Eds.), European Perspectives in Personal Construct Psychology (pp. 137–150). Lincoln, UK: European Personal Construct Association.
  • Böker, H. (1996). The reconstruction of the self in the psychotherapy of chronic schizophrenia: A case study with the repertory grid technique. In J. W. Scheer & A. Catina (Eds.), Empirical Constructivism in Europe: The Personal Construct Approach (pp. 160-167). Giessen: Psychosozial-Verlag.
  • Feixas, G., & Saúl, L. A. (2004). The Multi-Center Dilemma Project: an investigation on the role of cognitive conflicts in health. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 7(1), 69-78.
  • Fransella, F., Bell, R. C., & Bannister, D. (2003). A Manual for Repertory Grid Technique (2. ed.). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Haritos, A., Gindidis, A., Doan, C., & Bell, R. C. (2004). The effect of element role titles on construct structure and content. Journal of constructivist psychology, 17(3), 221-236.
  • Leach, C., Freshwater, K., Aldridge, J., & Sunderland, J. (2001). Analysis of repertory grids in clinical practice. British journal of clinical psychology, 40, 225-48.
  • Raeithel, A. (1998). Kooperative Modellproduktion von Professionellen und Klienten – erläutert am Beispiel des Repertory Grid. In Selbstorganisation, Kooperation, Zeichenprozeß : Arbeiten zu einer kulturwissenschaftlichen, anwendungsbezogenen Psychologie (pp. 209-254). Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag.
  • Slater, P. (1977). The measurement of intrapersonal space by Grid technique. London: Wiley.
  • Watson, J. P. (1970). The relationship between a self-mutilating patient and her doctor. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 18(1), 67-73.
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