ERIC Number: EJ588130
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Employing Quantitative Models of a Qualitative Admissions Process: Uncovering Hidden Rules, Saving Time, and Reducing Bias.
Sadler, Philip M.; Hammerman, James K.
College and University, v74 n3 p8-24 Spr 1999
A quantitative study modeled the inherently subjective admissions process for 592 graduate school candidates and 72 raters. Logistic regression models were well-fitting and parsimonious, allowing analysis of each stage of the process. Extended committee discussion/deliberation phases were of limited productivity when inter-rater agreement was high. Rater bias and use of linear scaling as threats to fairness were also explored. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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