Accession Number : AD0757811

Title :   Merging Ranked Subsets of Performance Appraisals.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Graves,Spencer Bryce

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : Rank ordering the elements of a set too large for one rater to survey can be accomplished by having numerous raters rank overlapping or intersecting subsets of this population. The least squares model of Gulliksen for evaluating incomplete paired comparison data is extended for use with weights and ranking data. An analysis of variance model is developed for analyzing agreement between raters, and the accuracy of the least squares solution. Minimization of the L sub 2 norm of errors is compared with minimization of the L sub 1 norm determined using linear programming. The models are compared using a computer simulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), SELECTION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE