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Assessing psychological tests

Imagine you are asked by your employer to evaluate a selection test for new employees. How would you assess the reliability and validity of this test?

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Validity refers to the quality of measure that exists when the measure assesses certain constructs. Reliability refers to how dependably a test measures a characteristic. An effective employee selection test should be valid and reliable. To assess the validity of employee selection tests a selector could conduct a concurrent validation study in which predictor test scores are collected from present employees and correlate the results with current measures of job performance or reports of past job performance. A predictive validitation study can ...

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This solution gives an explanation of how one would assess the reliability and validity of a psychological test for new employees.

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