This study compared three techniques for scoring
a biographical information blank (horizontal percent
method, vertical percent method, and rare response
weighting) against various criteria for field
sales representatives. The comparisons were cross-validated
over five consecutive time periods. The results
showed that the rare weighting technique significantly
predicted criterion group membership
better than chance. Neither the horizontal nor vertical
percent methods predicted criterion group
membership better than chance. Based on predictive
efficiency, the rare weighting technique was
found to be superior to the other two techniques.
Telenson, Paul A, Alexander, Ralph A & Barrett, Gerald V. (1983). Scoring the biographical information blank: A comparison of three weighting techniques. Applied Psychological Measurement, 7, 73-80. doi:10.1177/014662168300700110
Telenson, Paul A.; Alexander, Ralph A.; Barrett, Gerald V..
Scoring the biographical information blank: A comparison of three weighting techniques.
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