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Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit  

Marina Doucerain, Norman Segalowitz, and Andrew G. Ryder

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Sep 2017
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Mar 2016
This article discusses the importance of clear and precise conceptualizations of acculturation as well as the need for consistencies in definition, operationalization, and measurement. ... More

Adaptive Performance and Trainability as Criteria in Selection Research  

Elaine D. Pulakos, Rose A. Mueller-Hanson, and Johnathan K. Nelson

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
In this chapter, we examine issues relevant to incorporating trainability and adaptive performance into selection research. We adopt the definition of adaptive performance suggested by ... More

Advanced Mixed Analysis Approaches  

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and John H. Hitchcock

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Aug 2015
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Jan 2016
Because of the complexity of mixed analysis, several authors recently have written methodological works that provide either an introductory- or intermediate-level guide to conducting such ... More

Analysis of Imaging Data  

Larry R. Price

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Mar 2013
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Oct 2013
A brief history of imaging neuroscience is presented followed by an introduction to data acquisition using positron emission tomography (PET)and functional magnetic resonance imaging ... More

Analyzing Event History Data  

Trond Peterson

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Mar 2013
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Oct 2013
The chapter gives an instruction to event history analysis. The central goals are first to justify why what perhaps must be considered an unusual modeling approach is needed and next to ... More

Applicant Reactions to Testing and Selection  

Stephen W. Gilliland and Dirk D. Steiner

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Applicant reactions to selection and assessment have developed into a theoretically grounded and productive body of research over the past 20 years. Organizational justice theories provide ... More

Applied Interpretive Approaches  

Sally Thorne

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
In the applied world of the practice disciplines, the recognized limitations of conventional science have stimulated a lively and enthusiastic uptake of many of the qualitative research ... More

Applying Multimethod and Mixed Methods to Prevention Research in Global Health  

Stevan Weine

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Aug 2015
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Jan 2016
Multimethod and mixed methods are well suited to prevention research in global health; however, their application has not yet been adequately discussed or demonstrated. This chapter ... More

Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts  

Gioia Chilton and Patricia Leavy

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Jul 2014
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Aug 2014
Arts-based research (ABR) is a rapidly growing methodological genre. ABR adapts the tenets of the creative arts in social research in order to make that research publicly accessible, ... More

Assessing Groups  

Jonathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo, and Margaret Schwartz Moravec

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Assessment is critical to understanding the outcomes and processes inherent in group counseling. However, assessment in groups is often ignored or attempted utilizing measures with poor ... More

Assessment and Measurement of Change Considerations in Psychotherapy Research  

Randall T. Salekin, Matthew A. Jarrett, and Elizabeth W. Adams

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter focuses on a range of measurement issues including traditional test development procedures and model testing. Themes of the chapter include the importance of integrating ... More

The Assessment of Physical Capabilities in the Workplace  

Todd A. Baker and Deborah L. Gebhardt

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
The world of work has many arduous jobs that require the worker to possess greater levels of physical ability than found in the normal population. This chapter provides an overview of the ... More

Assessment of Voluntary Turnover in Organizations: Answering the Questions of Why, Who, and How Much  

Sang Eun Woo and Carl P. Maertz

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
This chapter reviews recent research related to the assessment of three questions: why people quit, who is more or less likely to quit, and how much do instances of quitting cost the ... More

Background Data: Use of Experiential Knowledge in Personnel Selection  

Michael D. Mumford, Jamie D. Barrett, and Kimberly S. Hester

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Mar 2012
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Nov 2012
Background data, or biodata, measures are widely applied in personnel selection. In the present effort, it is argued that background data measures reflect the recall of differential ... More

Bayesian Statistical Methods  

David Kaplan and Sarah Depaoli

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Mar 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter provides a general overview of Bayesian statistical methods. Topics include the notion of probability from a Bayesian perspective, Bayesian inference and hypothesis testing, ... More

Becoming a Better Writer about Psychology  

Andrew Christopher, Pam Marek, and Kevin Zabel

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Aug 2015
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Sep 2013
We provide insights into writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals. We stress the need to make scientific writing part of one’s daily routine. We also include counsel on writing ... More

A Brief Statement on the Public and the Future of Qualitative Research  

Patricia Leavy

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
Patricia Leavy, editor of the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, offers some final comments about the future of qualitative research. Leavy suggests there is a widespread move from a ... More

Case Study Research: In-Depth Understanding in Context  

Helen Simons

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter explores case study as a major approach to research and evaluation. After first noting various contexts in which case studies are commonly used, the chapter focuses on case ... More

Categorical Methods  

Carol M. Woods

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Mar 2013
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Oct 2013
Categorical methods refer to statistical procedures for analyzing data when the outcome variable is binary, nominal, or ordinal, according to Stevens’ (1946) popular taxonomy of scale ... More

Causality, Generalizability, and the Future of Mixed Methods Research  

Robert K. Yin

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Aug 2015
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Jan 2016
Mixed methods research (MMR) has struggled to bridge paradigms that differ starkly on two central concepts—causality and generalizability. This chapter depicts the differences and the ... More

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