The present study examined and evaluated the
application of linear policy-capturing models to the
real-world decision task of graduate admissions.
Major findings were that (1) effectiveness of policy
capturing was moderated by psychology sub-areas,
with the experimental and clinical subgroups showing
the highest and lowest predictability, respectively
; (2) utility of the policy-capturing models was
great enough to be of practical significance; and (3)
least squares weights showed no predictive advantage
over equal weights.
Schmidt, Frank L, Johnson, Raymond H & Gugel, John F. (1978). Utility of policy capturing as an approach to graduate admissions decision making. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 347-359. doi:10.1177/014662167800200307
Schmidt, Frank L.; Johnson, Raymond H.; Gugel, John F..
Utility of policy capturing as an approach to graduate admissions decision making.
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