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Please check for correctness. Provide any input so that I can understand. Milkovich, G., & Newman, J. (2013). Compensation (11 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

21. An advantage of quantitative job analyses such as the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) over conventional methods (interviews) are:
a. they are faster
b. they may be more subjective
c. they can collect more data
d. ** they minimize the subjective and judgmental aspect of the analysis **
e. they involve more people and are more time consuming and expensive

23. An alphabetical index of job descriptions supplied electronically by the US Department of Labor, provided as a public service, is referred to as:
a. Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)
b. Functional Job Analysis (FJA)
c. ** Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) **
d. Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs
e. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

25. The Americans with Disabilities Act is concerned with:
a. the essential elements or essential functions of a job
b. aspects of the job which are done on an occasional basis
c. to whom the employee reports
d. ** hardships the employee may experience on the job **
e. the cost of conducting a job analysis

26. A contingency approach to pay:
a. will be more effective than an articulated approach
b. ** fits pay decisions to an organization's circumstances **
c. will not work across multiple business units
d. specifies what business the organization should compete in
e. specifies high base pay and risk sharing

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21. An advantage of quantitative job analyses such as the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) over conventional methods (interviews) are:
a. they are faster (It's not quicker. The PAQ is a time-consuming process)
b. they may be more subjective (this would be a disadvantage)
c. they can collect more data (As compared to what? This answer is open-ended for interpretation)
d. they minimize the subjective and judgmental aspect of the analysis (This is the correct answer. They reduce any bias due to their inherent structure.)
e. they involve more people and are more time consuming and expensive (this would also ...

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This solution provides the correct answers with explanations to the human resources study questions presented. All questions are answered.

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