Accession Number : ADP000843

Title :   Validation of the IRJ (Instantaneous Report on Judgments) Procedure for Analyzing the Rating Process,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Banks,Cristina G. ; Toquam,Jody L.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : What seems to be a new trend in industrial/organizational psychology is to examine the decision-making processes in performance appraisal. It appears to be a fad in the sense that only very recently researchers have seriously considered 'process' issues, and despite the recency of this awakening, almost everyone seems to be doing it. This is evidenced by the proliferation of process-oriented symposia at the latest American Psychological Association meeting (1982). Like most fads, the value of this approach has been accepted uncritically, and like most participants in fads, researchers are jumping into studies with paradigms borrowed from other areas and disciplines (e.g., social cognition, policy capturing) without examining their fit to the unique specifications of the appraisal task. This paper addresses the issue of paradigm fit by testing the validity of a specific paradigm and assessing its value for gaining insight into rating accuracy.

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Test construction(Psychology), *Performance(Human), *Ratings, Job analysis, Validation, Test methods, Work measurement, Scoring, Mean, Samplers, Correlation techniques, Decision making, Personnel management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE