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Despite controversies and disagreements regarding what EI really is, it does have good criterion validity. Personality-based EI = .32 Ability-based EI = .23 Schmidt et al., 2016
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OUTLINE PART 1: Overview of Individual Differences PART 2: Human Attributes PART 3: Assessment Techniques PART 4: Controversies/Issues in Assessment
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WHAT IS A TEST? Test - “an objective and standardized procedure for measuring a psychological construct using a sample of behavior” Test battery - a collection of tests, usually of different attributes, taken over a relatively short period of time. Can be on a single area (e.g., cognitive ability battery) or of multiple different areas (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, knowledge). Guion (1998)
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TEST SCORES Tests result in some sort of score, or a quantitative value. Obtaining a score is different than interpreting a score. Norming - comparing a score to other relevant test scores. Norm Group - group whose test scores are used to compare and understand an individual’s test score. Example: SAT – you are given your score, but also a % in which you scored as compared to all of the individuals who took the SAT at the same time you did.
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TEST CATEGORIES Speed vs Power Speed tests = demanding time limits such that most people wont be able to finish. Power tests = time limits are not demanding, enough time that the majority of test takers will finish.
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TEST CATEGORIES Group vs Individual Group – A test that can be administered to large groups of individuals at the same time. Valuable in reducing the costs (both in time and money) of testing many applicants. Example: Mile run, our quiz NOT a test where people can work together to provide the answer. Individual – a rest given only to one individual at a time Valuable when you want to understand the process not just the outcome, or want to establish rapport with test taker. Example: Interview, work sample,
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TEST CATEGORIES Paper & Pencil tests now includes computer testing Most common in our field Performance tests - require the individual to make a response by manipulating a particular physical object or piece of equipment.
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CONTENT VS. PROCESS Content what is being assessed Process how it is being assessed Example Content Example Process Personality Communication Skills Job Knowledge Interview Cardiovascular endurance Physical Fitness exam (running) Interpersonal Skills Cognitive Ability Assessment Centers
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NEXT WEEK... PART 3: Assessment Techniques, CONT. PART 4: Controversies/Issues in Assessment CTA #3 opens today at 4:30, due Monday at Midnight
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