Building Ways of Thinking: The Relationship between Constructs and Concepts

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This paper relates to the methodological approach adopted in research by Redpath (2004) wherein university graduate rural women of New South Wales, Australia, were participants in a qualitative-humanistic study involving the interpretation of their perceptions of their existence in that environment. One of the major elements of the methodology to be examined here focuses on exploring the relationship between Constructs and Concepts as a basis for explication of perceptions to build ways of thinking in human society.


Keywords: Constructs, Concepts, University, Rural Women, Overlay Principle, Written Narrative, Data Interpretation, Ways of Thinking, Development of Theory, Experiential, Interpretive
Stream: Psychology, Cognitive Science and Behavioural Sciences
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Building Ways of Thinking


Dr. Adrienne Kay Redpath

Griffith University
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

My early, happy childhood in "the bush" of New South Wales, Australia, where my parents instilled in me a love of learning, preceded formal education in Sydney and a very full life of teaching, marriage, children and university studies. In addition, many years were spent in business, prompting achievement of accountancy qualifications combined with the teaching of law subjects to tertiary students. With a Bachelor of Education, a Masters Honours in Education and a Doctorate of Philosophy, my major interests continue along the path of academic expression combined with business and travel.

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