Describe psychological tests. Provide examples of three different types of psychological tests, describing what they measure.

PSY 3490 Assessment

Course Textbook: Spector, P. E. (2012). Industrial and organizational psychology: Research and practice (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

 

Question 1

Describe psychological tests. Provide examples of three different types of psychological tests, describing what they measure. Give an example of a job context in which each of these might be “job-related.”

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Question 2

Describe the steps needed to conduct a validation study. What are the benefits of conducting a validation study? If you were to NOT conduct a validation study, what would be the risks?

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Question 3

Choose three assessment approaches (e.g., work sample) and compare and contrast these. Describe the basic features, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Give an example of a scenario in which you would use each particular assessment measure.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Question 4

Describe the purpose of conducting a utility analysis. What factors influence whether the scientific selection will result in better-performing employees? How do valid predictors increase success ratios? What processes are involved in computing utility?

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

 

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