Will Practitioners Benefit from Meta-Analysis?

Hauser, Robert M.
August 2007
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2007, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p24
Academic Journal
This article discusses the use of general mental ability tests in hiring decisions. The premise of this assessment suggests that general mental ability is predictive of an individual's job performance and that the ability-performance relationship is more evident in higher-status jobs. Mental ability tests are also indicative of such factors as dollar value changes in an individual's job performance. Meta-analysis is a valuable research tool that has summarized and confirmed the importance of mental ability tests and has disciplined scientific discourse in many areas.


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