Assessment in Organizations

Course Description

As study of the organizational assessments of human attributes (abilities, personality and vocational interests) and their role in behavioral determinants in school, work and interpersonal settings. Methodological issues encountered in the assessment of psychological traits (construct validity) and the developmental etiology will be covered. The course reviews the literature in organizational assessment, career development and personnel psychology applied to work. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, employee selection, equal opportunity guidelines, development and evaluation of training programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of critical concepts and practices for applying research paradigms and methods.
  • Evaluate research and assessment approaches and judge their appropriateness for organizational research.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of research and assessment approaches.
  • Develop methods for data collection and data analysis to test a research proposition.


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