ERIC Number: EJ189764
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Publication Date: 1978
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Moderator Research and the Law of Small Numbers.
Schmidt, Frank L.; Hunter, John E.
Personnel Psychology, v31 n2 p215-32 Sum 1978, 78
Many proposed moderators, "explanatory variables," in personnel psychology are probably illusory, having been created solely by belief in the law of small numbers. Race is one such illusory moderator. Also described is a model for validity generalization that questions the traditional doctrine of situational specificity of test validities. (Editor/RK)
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