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Unformatted text preview: tests are used, there could be faking. Faking reduces test validity thereby obscuring the true criterion validity of the test. • Concurrent Validity : Test is administered to incumbents and performance data are simultaneously collected. Advantage: Convenience; No faking. Disadvantage: Test scores will be range restricted; motivation and other cognitive states are very different from applicant mental states, so results may not generalize to applicant situation; After spending time on the job, incumbents may know answers to non-cognitive tests because they have job-relevant experience. Convergent Validity: Does the test correlate with other tests that it should, theoretically, correlate with? Does it converge with things it should? Discriminant Validity: Does the test show near zero correlations with other tests that it should, theoretically, be uncorrelated with? Does it show independence from things it should?...
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- Spring '09
- Criterion validity, true criterion validity, reduces test validity