is usually called a repertory grid
but is unlike Kelly's original as it has no elements
to be construed by
the constructs. It was created by Hinkle
(1965) in order to test out his
hypothesis that the meaning of construct A lies in what other
implies and what other constructs are implied by A. The grid is thus a
of X's indicating the network of personal construct implications.
Using that grid with a group of people
stuttered, Fransella (1972) found Hinkle's instructions rather
decided to use two poles of all constructs separately. This meant
measures could be derived. For instance, a clear demonstration of
not the constructs are indeed bi-polar
can be seen from their statistical
relationships to each other? Other measures can be derived which are of
considerable use in any context in which some measure of change in
is required. Detailed descriptions of how to design both implications
bi-polar implications grids can be found in Fransella, Bell and
- Fransella, F.
(1972) Personal Change and Reconstruction London:
- Fransella, F., Bell, R.
Bannister, D. (2003) A Manual for
Repertory Grid Technique (2nd edition) Chichester: John
- Hinkle, D. N.
(1965) The Change of Personal Constructs from the
Viewpoint of a Theory of Implications Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Columbus:
Ohio State University.