Increasing the Accuracy of Corrections for Range Restriction: Implications for Selection Procedure Validities and Other Research Results

Personnel Psychology 2006, 59, 281-305

25 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2014

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Frank L. Schmidt

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Huy Le

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The common practice in meta-analyses and in individual studies of correcting for direct range restriction even though range restriction is actually indirect has long been known to lead to under-correction, but this error has been assumed to be small. Using validity generalization data sets for 4 jobs, this study calibrated this error by comparing meta-analysis results based on corrections for direct range restriction with the more accurate results from a recently developed method of correcting for indirect range restriction. It was found that, on average, correction for direct range restriction resulted in substantial underestimation of operational validities for both job performance measures (21%) and training performance measures (28%). In addition, 90% credibility values were on average underestimated by 38%-40%. In addition to the implications for personnel selection, these findings suggest that similar underestimation of important relationships has occurred in other areas of research, with potential implications for theory development.

Suggested Citation

Schmidt, Frank L. and Oh, In-Sue and Le, Huy, Increasing the Accuracy of Corrections for Range Restriction: Implications for Selection Procedure Validities and Other Research Results (2006). Personnel Psychology 2006, 59, 281-305. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401176

Frank L. Schmidt

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business ( email )

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