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NCJ Number: 50112 Find in a Library
Title: VALIDITY GENERALIZATION
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FEDERAL GUIDELINES ARE CITED TO JUSTIFY GENERALIZATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS ON JOB PERFORMANCE FOR WASHINGTON POLICE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS WHO WERE NOT PART OF THE 1977 VALIDATION STUDY.
Abstract: A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF THE MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN WASHINGTON STATE WERE SAMPLED FOR THE 1977 VALIDATION REPORT. SECTIONS OF FEDERAL GUIDELINES ON TESTING AND VALIDITY GENERALIZATION SUPPORT THE TRANSFER OF THE VALIDITY OF RESULTS FROM THE SAMPLE AGENCIES TO AGENCIES WITH SIMILAR OCCUPATIONAL SETTINGS, IF THE TESTS CORRESPOND TO SIMILAR JOB PERFORMANCE DEMANDS. A LINKUP IS SUGGESTED WHICH WOULD PERMIT A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE BORROWING TEST USER AND THE ORIGINAL VALIDATION SAMPLE. THIS PROCEDURE PERTAINS TO TASK ANALYSIS, READING ANALYSIS, AND WRITING SKILLS ANALYSIS. TASK QUESTIONNAIRES FOR PATROL OFFICERS DEVELOPED FOR JOB ANALYSIS WHICH MEASURE 13 FUNCTIONS OF AN ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICER'S JOB ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATION TO VALIDITY GENERALIZATION. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Job analysis; Performance requirements; Personnel selection; Police personnel; Police recruits; Testing and measurement
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