Can training improve the quality of inferences made by raters in competency modeling? A quasi-experiment.

  title={Can training improve the quality of inferences made by raters in competency modeling? A quasi-experiment.},
  author={Filip Lievens and Juan I. Sanchez},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={92 3},
A quasi-experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of frame-of-reference training on the quality of competency modeling ratings made by consultants. Human resources consultants from a large consulting firm were randomly assigned to either a training or a control condition. The discriminant validity, interrater reliability, and accuracy of the competency ratings were significantly higher in the training group than in the control group. Further, the discriminant validity and interrater… 

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