ERIC Number: ED255554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
From Validity Generalization to Meta-Analysis: The Development and Application of a New Research Integration Procedure.
Schmidt, Frank L.
This paper describes how work by the United States Office of Personnel Management on the generalizability of employment test validities led to the development of a widely applicable meta-analysis method. The method focuses strongly on estimating the true variance of study correlations and effect size. This validity generalization procedure has been applied to over 500 research literatures in employment selection--each one representing a predictor-job performance combination. This procedure goes beyond the Glass methods of meta-analysis in providing methods for correcting both variances and means of correlations or effect sizes for the distorting effects of the artifacts of sampling error, measurement error, and range restriction. These meta-analysis methods have been successfully applied to non-employment selection topics. Twenty-seven references are listed. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Glass (GV); Office of Personnel Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).