: Analyzing and Interpreting Psychosocial Assessments. DQ 1
One of the most important applications of I/O psychology is assessment in the workplace. Assessment includes applicant selection and employee evaluation. What factors should be considered in choosing an appropriate assessment? Using current research, argue why assessment is important and discuss factors that impact assessment in selection or in development.
Any form of assessment must be valid and reliable. Given your understanding of validity and reliability, what are factors that influence interpretation of assessment? Is this a problem? Is it a more significant problem in some domains over others? Justify your answer.
Crick, R., Haigney, D., Huang, S. F., Coburn, T., & Goldspink, C. (2013). Learning power in the workplace: The effective lifelong learning inventory and its reliability and validity and implications for learning and development. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(11), 2255-2272.