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GRIDSTAT is a DOS-based menu-driven program designed to carry out a wide range of analyses of a repertory grid. The grid must be set out in a simple (but fixed) fashion in a text file which is read into the program. From there a series of menus allow for a choice of analysis including:
  • analysis of variance, basic descriptive statistics and correlations;
  • a number of factor analytic options including; component analysis of construct correlations with many rotation options, singular value decomposition (INGRID) analysis, and correspondence analysis. All of these allow for interactive choice as to the number of factors.
  • Cluster analysis using correlations or city-block or Euclidean distances with a number of methods (eg single, complete, or average linkage)
  • Asymmetry analysis, as discussed in Bell (in press), and
  • Dependency grid analysis including the indices proposed by Walker, Ramsay, and Bell (1988) and Bell (2001)
The program is put together by Richard Bell (Bell, 1998), is free, and is available elsewhere on this website. While it is crude, it is flexible and easy to change, hence it incorporates the current whims and interests of its author, and embodies the spirit of  both Kelly, with its destructive alternativism, and Microsoft, with a new version released just when you get used to the old one.


  • Bell, R. C. (1998)  GRIDSTAT: A program for analysing the data of a repertory grid. [Computer software] Melbourne: Author.
  • Bell, R. C. (2001) Some new measures of the dispersion of dependency in a situation-resource grid. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 14, 303-311.
  • Walker, B. M., Ramsay, F. L., & Bell, R. C. (1988) Dispersed and undispersed dependency. International Journal of Personal Construct Psychology, 1, 63-80.

Richard C. Bell

Establ. 2003
Last update: 15 February 2004