The method originated from T. Kelley who wanted to access subjective information without posing a biased frame of reference when interviewing people. Given a specified context (either minimum or full) by providing elements of interests (observations of phenomena), qualitities (or constructs) about these elements are elicited by participants in the interview.
Some web pages that describe the method are:
von L BJÖRKLUND - 2005 -
THE REPERTORY GRID TECHNIQUE. 21 more general dispositions or key competencies. The typical textbook items are, at best, indicators of such “habits of mind” ...
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