Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

For this discussion, take into consideration the factors that affect a test’s utility, which was identified in your Psychological Testing and Assessment text as psychometric soundness, costs, and benefits (pages 212–218), as well as practical considerations when conducting utility analyses, which includes pool of applicants, complexity of the job, and use of cut scores (pages 232–235).

Identify three specific measures for a management assessment center addressing selection, placement, promotion, and career training.

1. Identify a specific instrument for each of the following areas:

o Ability or aptitude testing.

o Occupational career or interests.

o Personality.

1. Discuss one advantage and one disadvantage in selecting these tests for the battery.

2. Identify at least one issue regarding factors of utility and utility analysis with this battery of tests.

3. Include how you would evaluate the effectiveness of incorporating your measures into this battery. How would you determine that the three tests are adequate for addressing the purposes of selection, placement, promotion, and career training?

Include, in your discussion, if and how computerized assessment could be incorporated into your battery or evaluation.

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