Accession Number : AD0783090

Title :   Psychometric Theory in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,John P.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The paper is intended to be a statement of current thinking regarding the basic core of psychometric concepts relevant for research and practice in industrial and organizational psychology. The developmental history of each relevant problem is described and arguments pertaining to the usefulness of alternative models are presented, leading into a discussion of alternative theories regarding sources of variation in observed scores. Validity is discussed as both a scientific and a practical concept. The final section deals with problems revolving around estimating reliability and validity parameters in the population. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Psychological tests, *Industrial psychology, Reliability, Mathematical prediction, Uncertainty, Estimates, Measurement

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE