Well there it is: another year down and another year to look forward to. This brings to an end this series on
For this month’s myth, the last on the topic of psychometrics, I have chosen a slightly different approach. I’m coming out in
New Zealand is a fantastic country. This statement will come as no surprise to many but it is often taken for granted
As a student of psychology, I was taught that meta-analysis exceeded all other forms of research. However, his view has been brought
Two recent papers have questioned the assumption that validity scales in personality testing, such as social desirability, address inherent problems of self-report
In this final blog, I want to look at the psychometric properties of ipsative measures and also look at the supporting evidence for ipsative tests.
There are two reasons that people recommend ipsative measures for selection. The first is a misbelief that they are less resistant to faking and therefore produce more valid results. The second is that marketing is fundamentally about having a point of difference.
There appears to be a resurgence of ipsative testing under the veil of CAT (Computer Adaptive Testing) for personality. Clearly, there is
Faking in personality tests exists. Anyone who tries to deny this is either a liar or deluded. The question is what this
One of the myths I have long spoken about is the idea that there are great differences between various psychological tests. In