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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
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Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Measuring perceptions of self – a novel idiographic methodology for measurement of change at an intra-individual level. - Sarah Robinson (for Emma Hurley)

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Measuring perceptions of self – A novel idiographic methodology for measurement of change at an intra-individual level.
Presenter: Sarah Robinson (UCC, Ireland)
Co-Authors: Emma Hurley,  Raegan Murphy
Introduction: The measurement of intra-individual change has proven to be particularly challenging from an evidence-based perspective. Viewing the person as a dynamic system provides a context for research and allows us to examine how that person changes when an element, such as an intervention, is introduced into that unique system. 
Methods: This presentation outlines a methodology that provides information-rich feedback to the clinician while also providing a measure of change of the person over time. Open card sorts are used to generate a snapshot of how the person views their world and their place in it with regard to constructs elicited. Information gathered is analysed using multidimensional scaling, producing a life-space map, a two-dimensional depiction of the person and how they view themselves in relation to other people in their world. How the person perceives themselves can be interpreted by the clinician in terms of self-esteem, self-efficacy, intelligence, likability etc
Findings: Life space maps gathered over the course of the intervention are then subject to General Procrustes Analysis (GPA) which allows for degrees of change to be measured over time. Studies indicate this methodology achieves the goal of an assessment methodology that satisfies the requirements of practitioners and researchers alike.   


Sarah Robinson

School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork
Sarah Robinson is a first year PHD candidate in the University College Cork (UCC), Republic of Ireland. She is interesed in community and critical psychology, post-conflict and conflict transitions, life transitions and resilience, and humanitarianism. She is a graduate of the higher... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 SAST
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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