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How honesty testing works [electronic resource] / John B. Miner and Michael H. Capps.

By: Miner, John B.
Contributor(s): Capps, Michael H.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum, 1996Description: 1 online resource (viii, 192 p.).ISBN: 0313036128 (electronic bk.); 9780313036125 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Employment tests | Honesty -- Testing | Truthfulness and falsehood -- Testing | Lie detectors and detection | Business -- Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How honesty testing works.DDC classification: 658.3/1125 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Why Honesty Tests Have Become So Popular; 2. What Are the Alternatives to Honesty Testing?; 3. Do Honesty Tests Really Measure Honesty?; 4. The Storm of Controversy: Validity as Assessed by Reviewers; 5. Assessing Honesty Tests: Reliability of Measurement, Question Characteristics, Test Dimensions, Applicant Reactions, and Fakability; 6. Using Honesty Tests: Establishing Cutting Scores, Dealing with the False Positive Problem, Training Users, and Identifying Barriers to Testing; 7. Honesty Testing and the Law: Employment Discrimination.
Summary: With the demise of the polygraph following the passage of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, honesty testing has come to be seen as an alternative approach. But it has become the subject of considerable controversy, some legal enactments, a barrage of union opposition, and a great deal of employer interest. Miner and Capps provide an understanding and the tools necessary to help human resource managers make decisions regarding the use of honesty testing. Generic types of testing instruments are assessed; the writing is straightforward, with all statistical and mathematical concepts present.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-179) and indexes.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Why Honesty Tests Have Become So Popular; 2. What Are the Alternatives to Honesty Testing?; 3. Do Honesty Tests Really Measure Honesty?; 4. The Storm of Controversy: Validity as Assessed by Reviewers; 5. Assessing Honesty Tests: Reliability of Measurement, Question Characteristics, Test Dimensions, Applicant Reactions, and Fakability; 6. Using Honesty Tests: Establishing Cutting Scores, Dealing with the False Positive Problem, Training Users, and Identifying Barriers to Testing; 7. Honesty Testing and the Law: Employment Discrimination.

With the demise of the polygraph following the passage of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, honesty testing has come to be seen as an alternative approach. But it has become the subject of considerable controversy, some legal enactments, a barrage of union opposition, and a great deal of employer interest. Miner and Capps provide an understanding and the tools necessary to help human resource managers make decisions regarding the use of honesty testing. Generic types of testing instruments are assessed; the writing is straightforward, with all statistical and mathematical concepts present.

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