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Implications grid
This 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 constructs A implies and what other constructs are implied by A. The grid is thus a matrix of X's indicating the network of personal construct implications.
Using that grid with a group of people who stuttered, Fransella (1972) found Hinkle's instructions rather complicated and decided to use two poles of all constructs separately. This meant several measures could be derived. For instance, a clear demonstration of whether or 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 construing is required. Detailed descriptions of how to design both implications and bi-polar implications grids can be found in Fransella, Bell and Bannister (2003). 

  • Fransella, F. (1972) Personal Change and Reconstruction London: Academic Press.
  • Fransella, F., Bell, R. & Bannister, D. (2003) A Manual for Repertory Grid Technique (2nd edition) Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Hinkle, D. N. (1965) The Change of Personal Constructs from the Viewpoint of a Theory of Implications Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Columbus: Ohio State University.

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