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Quiz 15 :

Establishing Job-Relatedness: Validation

Quiz 15 :

Establishing Job-Relatedness: Validation

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Variable X is called the criterion variable and represents the performance criterion.
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Predictive validation is a means of establishing criterion-related validity.
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Content validity is demonstrated by empirical data proving a selection procedure is predictive of the important elements of the job in question.
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It is possible that the results of a concurrent validation may be biased because of the sample.
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An overriding factor in deciding to use construct validation is the availability of an individual with psychometric skills and expertise needed for this level of analysis.
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Both credit and background checks are important in avoiding negligent hiring charges.
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A strong negative correlation means that a change in the score of X indicates commensurate change in the score Y in the opposite direction.
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The EEOC advocates the use of tests of significance.
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Under predictive validation the correlation coefficients between test and performance are determined by administering the test to current employees.
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Criminal background checks could possibly have a disparate impact on ethnic groups.
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The EEOC considers all criteria used in making employment decisions to be "tests."
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Requiring a secretary to type a letter on a personal computer using a specific word-processing package would be a selection criterion with construct validity.
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Performance appraisals known as graphic rating scales may be particularly susceptible to a high degree of subjectivity.
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Language proficiency tests can only be used to test English.
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While often confused, cognitive tests are distinctly different from cognitive ability tests.
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A problem with integrity tests is their propensity to being manipulated by the test-taker.
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Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient is a parametric statistic.
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The complaining party can offer evidence that there are other employment practices that would accomplish the same objective as a challenged employment practice, but would have less disparate impact on a protected class.
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Of the different validation methods, construct validity is probably the most complicated.
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Tests of significance help reduce the likelihood that the correlations are merely a random error.
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