Toward Better Meta-Analytic Matrices: How Input Values Can Affect Research Conclusions in Human Resource Management Simulations

Personnel Psychology 2011, 64, 899-935

37 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014

See all articles by Philip L. Roth

Philip L. Roth

Clemson University - Department of Management

Fred Michael Switzer

Clemson University

Chad H. Van Iddekinge

Florida State University - College of Business

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Simulations and analyses based on meta-analytic matrices are fairly common in human resource management and organizational behavior research, particularly in staffing research. Unfortunately, the meta-analytic values estimates for validity and group differences (i.e., ρ and δ, respectively) used in such matrices often vary in the extent to which they are affected by artifacts and how accurately the values capture the underlying constructs and the appropriate population. We investigate how such concerns might influence conclusions concerning key issues such as prediction of job performance and adverse impact of selection procedures, as well as noting wider applications of these issues. We also start the process of building a better matrix upon which to base many such simulations and analyses in staffing research. Finally, we offer guidelines to help researchers/practitioners better model human resources processes, and we suggest ways that researchers in a variety of areas can better assemble meta-analytic matrices.

Suggested Citation

Roth, Philip L. and Switzer, Fred Michael and Van Iddekinge, Chad H. and Oh, In-Sue, Toward Better Meta-Analytic Matrices: How Input Values Can Affect Research Conclusions in Human Resource Management Simulations (2011). Personnel Psychology 2011, 64, 899-935. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401163

Philip L. Roth

Clemson University - Department of Management ( email )

101 Sirrine Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
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HOME PAGE: http://business.clemson.edu/Managemt/faculty/l3_fac_Roth.html

Fred Michael Switzer

Clemson University ( email )

101 Sikes Ave
Clemson, SC 29634
United States

Chad H. Van Iddekinge

Florida State University - College of Business ( email )

423 Rovetta Business Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110
United States

In-Sue Oh (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

1801 Liacouras Walk
Alter Hall 343
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.fox.temple.edu/mcm_people/in-sue-oh/

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