The repertory grid: a critical appraisal
Yorke, Mantz (1983) The repertory grid: a critical appraisal. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
George Kelly claims a scientific status for Personal Construct Theory, but I argue that it is more appropriately characterised among the interpretive human sciences. Examination of the theory from the point of view of the grid user discloses a number of weaknesses, the most directly relevant being Kelly's assumption of the dichotomous nature of constructs. Even when this assumption is weakened by allowing grading between oppositional poles, the grid matrix retains a positivism that appears at variance with the main thrust of Kelly's theorising.
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