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ERIC Number: ED141391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives for Validating Interest Inventories against Group Membership Criteria.
Prediger, Dale J.
Two approaches to interest inventory validation are considered. The choice between the two depends on the use being validated. The first approach assumes that interest inventories are to be used in predicting which occupations counselees will enter or prefer. The second assumes that interest inventories are to used in suggesting occupations for counselees to consider on the basis of compatibility of interests. Validation of these two uses of interest inventories requires different treatments of criterion group base rates. As illustrated by data drawn from a published study, the two approaches to validation can produce substantial differences in reported hit rates. Such differences may be found in any study validating group membership predictions if criterion group sizes vary greatly. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Evaluation Criteria, Group Membership, Interest Inventories, Methods, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Test Validity
ACT Publications, The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.