Psychometrics Essays

  • The Different Forms of Psychometric Tests

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    Different Forms of Psychometric Tests Describe the different forms of Psychometric tests commonly used by employers to assist in employee selection and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of their use. Since the beginning of civilization, employers have testing prospective workers in order to select suitable candidates. Original tests would have been a rigidly controlled standardized system of examinations. However in 1883 Galton produced the first psychometric tests to measure

  • The Disadvantages of Psychometric Testing

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    Disadvantages of Psychometric Testing The following are significant dangers associated with psychometric testing * Dispite what has been said in previous sections, there are numerous tests and questionnaires on the market which purport to be 'psychometric instruments' but which are not. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for untrained people to distinguish these from good psychometric instruments. In many cases, these tests and questionnaires have been put together by people with no

  • Psychometric Studies: Spatial Ability

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    What is spatial ability? The definition of spatial ability is still a controversial issue in psychometric studies. The reason may stem from the fact that spatial ability is not a unitary construct but rather a set of several spatial ability factors (Hegarty & Waller, 2004, 2005; Lohman, 1996; Uttal et al., 2012). As cited in Hegarty & Waller (2005), McGee (1979) identified two spatial factors (spatial visualization and spatial orientation); Lohman (1988) named three spatial factors (spatial visualization

  • The Psychometric Test and the Employee Selection Process

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    The Psychometric Test and the Employee Selection Process Most employers want the ‘perfect fit’ for any position vacant for recruitment. They always tend to want the best man suitable for the job, technically and interpersonally. The common ways of recruiting an employee is by application forms, curriculum vitae, and interviewing sessions. Most candidates are polite at interviews just to put across a good impression to the interviewer. Just interviewing someone is not enough to know if

  • Reliability Of Psychometric Tests And Their Accuracy As An Employment Tool

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    The Reliability of Psychometric Tests and their Accuracy as an Employment Tool Psychometric Selection Tests can be defined as the process of measuring a candidate’s relevant strengths and weaknesses (Psych Press, 2014). These tests generally fall into two categories: Personality Tests and Aptitude/Ability tests. Companies pick and choose different topics to test potential candidates before the interview stage, this increases their efficiency as it aids them in reducing the time it takes to interview

  • Three Types Of Validity And Evaluation Of Psychometric Property Evaluation

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    Psychometric Property Evaluation There are two basic psychometric properties, validity and reliability that have been used to evaluate the quality of scale development. Psychometric testing used to evaluate the quality of instrument (Polit& Beck, 2010). 1. Validity Validity refers to ability of an instrument to measure the test scores appropriately, meaningfully, and usefully (Polit& Beck, 2010). The instrument has been developed to serve three major functions: (1) to represent a specific universe

  • My Experience Of Psychometric Tests And My Personal Experience

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    Psychometric tests and my personal experience In today’s highly competitive job market it is extremely challenging and important for businesses to fill a vacancy with the right candidate (Cann, 2013). Due to high demand of potential candidates, developing a portfolio of employability skills which include psychometric testing is considered important in every workplace (Mills et al., 2011). Thus, I recently took three practice psychometric tests on verbal, numerical and inductive/logical reasoning

  • A Case Study Of The Satisfaction With Life Scale?

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    latent constructs are structured, and how they interact. Psychology research has seen many variations and alternate models presented and in order for theorist to accurately understand these constructs, researchers must provide empirical evidence. Psychometric assessment allows theorists and researchers in objectively identify and deconstruct latent constructs, therefor enabling better understanding of their structures and interactions As in all scientific research, it is important

  • Phychometrics In A Mars Mission Team

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    much debate surrounding the usefulness and accuracy of several currently available “psychometric assessments”. While they may provide perspective on an applicant’s personality or interpersonal interaction style, they do not specifically assess the intrinsic or potential compatibility between specific individuals that underlies the formation of a small synergistic team. This paper will explain these “psychometrics”, and will then explore the algorithm-based methods that have come under the spotlight

  • How the Misuse of Norm-Referenced Tests can Impact the Assessment and Treatment of a Client

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    results. Therefore, the ... ... middle of paper ... ...nt scores is less reliable for individuals who are more advanced developmentally as their age-equivalent score is not equally matched to their individual’s chronological age. The second psychometric problem is that age-equivalent scores do not truly represent the population of specific ages of children. Instead, age-equivalent scores are computed or estimated in two ways. The first way age-equivalent scores are estimated is between a fixed

  • Reflection On Decision Making

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    This week’s lecture was based on attitudes, perception and individual decision making in the work place. The cognitive disparity that consists between our attitudes and behavior does affect how we are perceived in front of others, as that shows a lack of confidence in our decision- making skills. Individuals have all sorts of attitudes towards their organization and work environment. Job satisfaction is an integral part that is discussed by employees, how they perceive their organization and how

  • Ginkgo Biloba

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    dementia(91). During the 3-month study, one group of 20 received either Ginkgo biloba extract(120 mg/day), while the other 20 was given a placebo(91). The researchers reported that those receiving the ginkgo extract were more alert, scored higher on psychometric tests and had a more positive outlook than the controls(92). The ginkgo biloba extract group experienced a “significant improvement”, compared with no gain for the placebo group. At the Whittington Hospital in London, researchers examined the

  • The Importance Of Intelligence Testing

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    Individual differences play an important role and research demonstrates that individuals have many different types of intelligence which cannot be captured by traditional psychometric tests. Other factors which can influence the measurement of intelligence is a person’s genes and their environment. Reference List Comer, R., Gould, E., & Furnham, A. (2013). Psychology. United States: John Wiley & Sons. Deary, I. J. (2001)

  • Intelligence: Nature or Nurture?

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    concept is whether intelligence is genetically determined and fixed, or whether is it open to change, through learning and environmental influence. This is commonly known as the nature vs. nurture debate. On the ‘nature’ side of the debate is the psychometric approach, considered to be the most dominant in the study of intelligence, which “inspired the most research and attracted the most attention” (Neisser et al. 1996, p. 77). It argues that there is one general (‘g’) factor which accounts for intelligence

  • Beck Anxiety Inventory

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    Inventory (BAI) is a well-known measure used to assess for anxiety. It was originally created because a measure was needed to discriminate between anxiety and depression (Beck et al., 1988). It is a widely used by clinicians based on its strong psychometric properties and its ability to be easily administered and scored, the BAI is typically used for initial diagnostic purposes and to assess for treatment success and improvement (Beck et al., 1988). This paper aims to give an overview of this well-known

  • Using Cronbach’s alpha to assess the reliability of a new measure of the British Benefit System

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    Introduction Psychometric tests are a systematic procedure for scoring and evaluating samples according to standards (Urbina, 2004). There are certain issues taken into consideration when creating a new psychometric measure, such as maintaining consistency of results by using identical materials (Howitt and Cramer, 2011). It is also essential to avoid response bias, this is achieved through not using leading questions which suggests expected answers therefore limiting the effect it has on the variability

  • The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test

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    I. Overview The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition (KBIT-2) is a brief, individually administered intelligence test that measures both verbal and nonverbal ability. The test administration can be done by trained technicians, paraprofessionals, or qualified professionals. However, interpretation of test results should be done only by qualified professionals. The test interpretation is composed of three subscales: IQ Composite, Verbal, and Nonverbal. A detailed breakdown of the test is

  • Characteristics Of The MBTI And NEO-PI-3

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    personality and as a result, there can be inconsistencies between the results and someone’s actual beliefs. These inconsistencies that I found between the results I received and my own beliefs of my personality could be a result of some of the psychometric qualities of both assessments.

  • The Beck Depression Inventory-II

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    2011from EBSCOhost. Hood, A.B., & Johnson, R.W. (2007). Assessment in Counseling: A guide to the use of psychological assessment procedures (4th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. VanVoorhis, C., & Blumentritt, T. (2007). Psychometric Properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a Clinically-Identified Sample of Mexican American Adolescents. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 16(6), 789-798. doi:10.1007/s10826-006-9125-y

  • The Differential Ability Scales-Second Edition (GCA)

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    He indicates that overall, the DAS-II has psychometric properties that are quite stellar and well-documented including that several types of validity were assessed and found to be adequate. Davis states that examiners who originally used the DAS for the testing of young children should be very pleased