The importance of representative design in judgment tasks: The case of resume screening
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Occup. Organ. Psychol.
POLICY; Psychology, Applied; Management
A policy capturing study was conducted to determine if resume profile judgments are generalizable to judgments of actual resumes. Forty recruiters judged 60 resumes or corresponding profiles on interview suitability. When profiles were judged, more variance in suitability judgments was accounted for, there was higher agreement among recruiters, the judgments were more favourable, and cue usage was different than when actual resumes were judged. Thus, inferences based on profiles were not generalizable to actual resumes. The importance of representative design and limitations of policy capturing for understanding resume screening judgments were discussed.
Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
"The importance of representative design in judgment tasks: The case of resume screening" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3203.