Validity Generalization: A Critical Review

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Kevin R. Murphy
Taylor & Francis, Mar 7, 2013 - Psychology - 464 pages
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This volume presents the first wide-ranging critical review of validity generalization (VG)--a method that has dominated the field since the publication of Schmidt and Hunter's (1977) paper "Development of a General Solution to the Problem of Validity Generalization." This paper and the work that followed had a profound impact on the science and practice of applied psychology. The research suggests that fundamental relationships among tests and criteria, and the constructs they represent are simpler and more regular than they appear.

Looking at the history of the VG model and its impact on personnel psychology, top scholars and leading researchers of the field review the accomplishments of the model, as well as the continuing controversies. Several chapters significantly extend the maximum likelihood estimation with existing models for meta analysis and VG. Reviewing 25 years of progress in the field, this volume shows how the model can be extended and applied to new problems and domains. This book will be important to researchers and graduate students in the areas of industrial organizational psychology and statistics.
 

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Contents

Kevin R Murphy
1
Frank Schmidt and John Hunter
31
Issues of Sample Bias and Degrees of MisSpecification Philip Bobko and Philip L Roth
67
Key Issues in Drawing Inferences From Cumulative Research Findings Paul R Sackett
91
Contributions of Validity Generalization and MetaAnalysis to the Development and Communication of Knowledge in IO Psychology Hannah R Roth...
115
Then and Now Frank J Landy
155
Murray RBarrick and Michael K Mount
197
Mitchell G Rothstein and R Blake Jelley
223
Michael J Burke and Ronald S Landis
287
Frederick L Oswald and Rodney A McCloy
311
Michael T Brannick and Steven M Hall
339
Richard P DeShon
365
Kevin R Murphy and Daniel A Newman
403
Author Index
425
Subject Index
439
Copyright

Nambury S Raju and Fritz Drasgow
263

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Murphy is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Adult ADHD Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

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