ERIC Number: ED160921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Predicting Peer Evaluation of Scientists.
Kissler, Gary D.
A sample of 103 government scientists was evaluated by panels of peers in regard to personnel action such as promotion. Analysis of information used by the panels and other data external to the process showed that peer ratings could be predicted accurately using only four variables: number of publications, honors and awards received, special assignments, and age. Six separate peer groups were compared across predicted peer ratings based on the cross-validated regression results above and no significant mean differences were found. A multivariate profile for promoted scientists suggested they were more recently educated, were lower in grade, had less time in grade, and had received more honors and awards than scientists who remained in grade. Some relationships between peer-ratings and performance-related measures were found to parallel similar results found by earlier researchers. Strengths and weaknesses of the peer rating system are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Government Employees, Job Skills, Merit Rating, Peer Evaluation, Personnel Evaluation, Promotion (Occupational), Research Projects, Rewards, Scientists
Dr. G. D. Kissler, Navy Personnel Research and Development Center (Code 302), San Diego, CA 92152
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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