ERIC Number: ED109252
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Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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DeFunis vs. Odegaard and Some Inadequacies in Selection Models.
Breland, Hunter M.; Breland, Nancy S.
Selection fairness is explored in the context of data from DeFunis v. Odegaard, the recent Supreme Court case, and societal demands for increased numbers of minority professionals. These models of selection fairness are considered: Clary's regression model, Darlington's subjective regression model, the equal risk model of Einhorm & Bass, Thorndike's constant ratio model, Cole's conditional probability model, and a new decision-theoretic utility model. Some formulations offer defensible theoretical positions, but all fail to provide a suitable basis for satisfying societal demands. It is concluded that all of these models would function better if the predictor were modified to include nonacademic measures. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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