A new article (the first of 2013) has appeared in Personal Construct Theory & Practice:

TRIANGULATING A VOCATIONAL TUTOR’S AND HER LEARNERS’ MEANING-MAKING ON A PRE-APPRENTICESHIP HAIRDRESSING PROGRAMME IN THE TERTIARY SECTOR

Willfred Greyling, Cheryl Belcher, Evelyn McKnight
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Hamilton, New Zealand

Abstract

In this article, we report on how we used a repertory ratings grid to triangulate a vocational tutor’s and her learners’ meaning-making on a pre-apprenticeship hairdressing course in the tertiary sector. We devised and administered a group repertory grid to elicit learners’ constructs-based ratings of seven elements whose focus of convenience was “effective industry-directed and employability-promoting hairdressing training practices”. Finally, we performed two sets of analyses: the first, to show how the constructs-based ratings were configured; and the second, to explore how the elements in the grid were associated within the grid data.

Keywords: Triangulation, repertory grid, vocational training
Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 10,
1-14, 2013