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Alternative Validation Strategies: Developing New and Leveraging Existing Validity Evidence

Alternative Validation Strategies: Developing New and Leveraging Existing Validity Evidence

S. Morton McPhail (Editor), Allan H. Church (Foreword by), Janine Waclawski (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-28963-1

Feb 2012, Pfeiffer

488 pages


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Alternative Validation Strategies is a groundbreaking compendium of the most current research and practical guidelines for time- and cost-saving alternatives to the traditional test validation strategies associated with selection processes. The “state of the science” strategies outlined in this valuable resource will help employers to evaluate the inferences drawn from their selection procedures while offering practices that meet stringent legal and regulatory requirements.

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Foreword xiii
Allan H. Church and Janine Waclawski

Preface xv
S. Morton McPhail

The Authors xxiii

1 Development of Validation Evidence 1
S. Morton McPhail

Part 1: Applying Existing Validity Evidence

2 Transportation of Validation Results 29
Wade M. Gibson and Julie A. Caplinger

3 Job Component Validity: Background, Current Research, and Applications 82
Calvin C. Hoffman, Boris Rashkovsky, and Erika D’Egidio

4 Synthetic Validity: A Technique of Use (Finally) 122
Jeff W. Johnson

5 Validity Generalization as a Test Validation Approach 159
Michael A. McDaniel

6 Generalizing Personality-Based Validity Evidence 181
Joyce Hogan, Scott Davies, and Robert Hogan

Part 2: Developing New Evidence for Validity

7 Consortium Studies 233
Nancy T. Tippins and William H. Macey

8 Application of Content Validation Methods to Broader Constructs 252
Damian J. Stelly and Harold W. Goldstein

9 Practical Construct Validation for Personnel Selection 317
Timothy E. Landon and Richard D. Arvey

Part 3: Implementation

10 Implementation Based on Alternate Validation Procedures: Ranking, Cut Scores, Banding, and Compensatory Models 349
Lorin Mueller, Dwayne Norris, and Scott Oppler

Part 4: Where Do We Go from Here?

11 The Validation of Personnel Decisions in the Twenty-First Century: Back to the Future 409
Frank J. Landy

Name Index 427

Subject Index 435

"…this text is very useful for practitioners involved in assessment in various fields as well as with adequate examples that assist the reader…" (PscycCrtiques, 10/31/2007)