A counterintuitive hypothesis about employment interview validity and some supporting evidence.

  title={A counterintuitive hypothesis about employment interview validity and some supporting evidence.},
  author={Frank L. Schmidt and Ryan D. Zimmerman},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={89 3},
This study found mixed support for the hypothesis that the difference in criterion-related validity between unstructured and structured employment interviews is due solely to the greater reliability of structured interviews. Using data from prior meta-analyses, this hypothesis was tested in 4 data sets by using standard psychometric procedures to remove the effects of measurement error in interview scores from correlations with rated job performance and training performance. In the 1st data set… 

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