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The process through which organizations make decisions about who will or will not be allowed to join the organization

Personnel selection

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Selection begins with

The candidates identified through recruitment

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Selection ends with

The selected individuals placed in the jobs with the organization

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Some feature of a person you are hiring

Predictor

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Some organizationally relevant outcome

Criterion

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Some feature you want to assess

Construct

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The actual score you observe

Measure

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These are those things used to make predictions about job applicants

Selection methods or devices

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The goal of selection is to

Legitimately discriminate among applicants

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The goal of this is to legitimately discriminate among applicants

Selection

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Different selection methods may be more/less appropriate to use depending on

The specific job for which you are selecting

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5 criteria for evaluating any selection method

Reliability
Validity
Generalizability
Utility
Legality

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The extent to which a measurement is free from random error

Reliability

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The more random error associated with a measure,

The less reliable it will be

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The less reliable a measure is,

The less precise we can be in interpreting the scores it provides

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What measures reliability

Upper-limit of correlation coefficient (standardized measure of association; r) is the product of each

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In the selection context, this refers to the extent to which performance on the selection device/test is associated with performance on the job

Validity

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_____ is necessary for validity but not sufficient

Reliability

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Selection device does not measure all important aspects

Deficient

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Selection device measures some irrelevant aspects

Contaminated

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Three ways of measuring validity (accepted by the government's Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

Criterion-related
Content-related
Construct-related

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This involves empirically assessing the relationship between scores on a selection device and scores on a "criterion"

Criterion related validity

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The correlation between the two sets of scores assessed in criterion-related validation are assessed and referred to as

A validity coefficient

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This was invented by Karl Pearson and Sir Francis Galton, who conducted research on genetics

Correlation (validity) coefficient

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Correlation (validity) coefficient ranges from

-1 to 1

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The strength of the relationship

Effect size (absolute value)

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Strong correlation r

.5

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Moderate correlation r

.3

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weak correlation r

.1

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Whether the relationship is positive or negative

Direction