Join The Psychometrics Cafe' - the next event is 12.5.22

Topic: What are the key differences between ability, aptitude, and attainment tests when used in the context of selection? Join The Psychometrics Cafe' on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 12:30 - 13:15:

What tests can be used to assess candidates cognitive capability? What is the difference between ability, aptitude, and attainment tests? What do each of these tell us about candidates? How are they used to make predictions about how candidates will perform on the job? 

This week's Cafe' will discuss these questions, and we will examine a range of these tests namely information about their reliability and validity.  Each of these tests tell us something different about candidates, and present a picture of how they are likely to perform on the job. For example, achievement tests tell us about  what candidates have obtained, aptitude tests  predict candidates future behaviour, and ability tests can be used to assess a candidates innate potential. How is this information used in practice? Is it easier to read about than it is to apply? We will discuss some of the practical challenges associated with this knowledge base. It will be an interesting discussion. Click on the button below to register your interest. 

Join us every fortnight between 12:30 - 1:15pm for an informal, and knowledge-exchange meeting to discuss psychometrics and share practice experiences.

Cafe' topics:

  • personality traits, types, and states
  • test administration
  • oral feedback sessions
  • psychopaty at work
  • reliability and validity
  • ethical dilemmas
  • test reviews and specific tests
  • scoring and interpreting profiles
  • choosing psychometric tests