Dr. Reagan Brown
Office: GRH 3020
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00-12:30 or by appointment
Course Objectives: To train to you in the technical details associated with performance appraisal, predictor development, and validation.
Grading: Grades will be assigned as follows. An “A” for the final grade in the course requires a minimum course average of 89.5. A “B” requires a minimum of 79.5. Your grade will come from three sources: quizzes (10%), projects (30%), and exams (60%). Both tests will count equally and are non-cumulative to the extent possible.
Textbook and Readings: The textbook for the course is Guion (1998): Assessment, Measurement, and Prediction for Personnel Decisions. In addition to the text, there we will also study journal articles and chapters from other texts. It is probable that a few additional articles (not listed below) will be assigned during the semester. Finally, bring your assigned readings to class.
|February 4-6||Performance Appraisal||Guion p. 541-566, 572-586|
||More Performance Appraisal||Latham & Wexley Ch. 3 - 6, M&C|
||Validity Overview||Guion p. 103-123|
||Meta Analysis and Validity Generalization||Guion (1991) p. 361-365, McDaniel
|February 20-25||Validation Techniques||SIOP|
|February 27-March 6||Bivariate Prediction of Performance||Guion p. 296-332, Brown
|March 20||MIDTERM EXAM|
||Multivariate Prediction of Performance
||Guion p. 341-355
|April 1||Predictor Bias||Guion p. 433-447, p. 465-478|
||Cutoff Scores, Banding||C,A,&B, S&R
||Content Validity||Mussio & Smith|
||Predictor Issues||Guion p. 123-155, p. 485-531|
|April 17||More Predictor Issues||Barrett, F&W,
Lowman cases 2, 3, & 29; H,T,B,&H;
|April 22||Interviews||T&O’D Ch. 2-6, Guion p. 606-624, H&A|
|April 24||Biodata and SJTs||S,M,&O Ch. 2,4, W&McD|
|April 29||Personality and Assessment Centers||Guion p. 591-605, 638-668|
||Power Analysis||S,H,&U, S&W, R,E,&L|
||Utility Analysis||Guion p. 333-338, T&R|
|May 13 (3:45)||FINAL EXAM|
Guion, R. M. (1991). Personnel assessment, selection, and placement. In M. D. Dunnette & L. M. Hough (Eds.), Handbook of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Vol. 1). Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.
Huffcutt, A. I., Arthur,
W. (1994). Hunter and Hunter (1984) revisited: Interview validity
for entry-level jobs. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 184-190.
Hunthausen, J. M., Truxillo, D. M., Bauer, T. N., & Hammer, L. B. (2003). A field study of frame-of-reference effects on personality test validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 545-551.
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. (2003). Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (4th ed.). Author.
Taylor, H. C., & Russell, J. T. (1939). The relationship of validity coefficients to the practical effectiveness of tests in selection: discussion and tables. Journal of Applied Psychology, 23, 565-578.
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