Research Methods in I/O Psychology
What is Science?
A process or method for generating a body of knowledge
Represents a logic of inquiry Primary objective is theory building
Is psychology a science?
Yes! It relies on formal, systematic observati
PSY 4522 Notes 1/17/13 Organizational Theories Administrative Theory -Scalar Chain- authority and responsibility flowing in an unbroken line from the CEO to shop floor - Unity of command- each person has only 1 supervisor with whom he or she reports to -
Organizational Theory and Development
A set of propositions that explains or predicts how groups and individuals behave in varying organizational structures and circumstances
Classical organizational theory Human
I/O Psychology: Then and Now
Definition: Application of psychological principles & theories in the workplace
What does that mean?
INDUSTRIAL ("personnel psychology") Job analysis Training Selection Performance management/appraisal
I/O 1/29/13 Ch.4 Criterion Measurement (Cont.) The Criteria of Criteria o Reliability o Sensitivity o Practicality o Fairness Unequal Weighted Criteria vs. Composite Criteria o Job performance is based on several different criteria Three are in every job
The Criterion Problem
is impossible to point to any one performance criterion and argue that it is a perfect measure of performance Performance the criterion in which most organizations, employees, managers, and I/O psy