Formal Validation Research

Formal Validation Research


When it’s necessary to conduct formal validation research, DCI experts will analyze employment decisions that have been made based on selection tools. This research is often multifaceted and complex. The I/O Psychologists at DCI have expertise in a wide range of validation strategies.
With your company’s unique needs in mind, we’ll determine the appropriate strategy for your particular circumstances. These validation strategies include:



Criterion approaches

that use existing data to statistically test the relationships between selection tools and work outcomes of interest (e.g., performance, turnover, injuries).

Content-oriented approaches

that leverage available job analysis research to evaluate the match between job information and selection tool content.

A variety of other approaches that borrow validity evidence from other sources and determine the extent to which those results generalize to new situations.



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DCI Consulting is a risk management human resources consulting firm strategically located in Washington, D.C.

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