Psychometra.com is an online psychometric tests publisher, providing assessments and a techincal platform to host Item Response Theory tests.
Psychometrics is the science that studies all measurement techniques practiced in psychology, and technical validation of these measures. These techniques apply to all fields of psychology, and other related areas of science (such as research in consumer behavior, for example) but they were mainly developed originally for measuring intellectual performance (mental ages or IQ, development quotients in early childhood, etc..) or for the analysis of the components of personality (emotional, emotions, relationships with others, etc..). It is the science of measuring the mind, which became a science by introducing the arithmetic calculation in the phenomena of mind.
Performing a psychometric assessment of "fluid" abilities as part of a hiring process allows a company to evaluate applicants’ problem solving-capabilities, their ability to learn novel tasks and then use those measures to predict real-world performance in the workplace (Postlethwaite, 2011). This makes "fluid" abilities to be the number one requirement for todays’ high-tech and engineering companies. Their strict requirements of personnel quality along with a greatly diversified workload and the need to keep up with ever increasing technology advancements have heightened competition making hiring based on static job characteristics an obsolete practice, forcing employers to re-evaluate their hiring selection approaches (Lievens, Van Dam, & Anderson, 2002; Chien & Chen, 2008). What is more, due to the heightened competition these industries need to hire personnel keen to solve problems successfully and add to the firm’s knowledge creation capabilities (Smith, Collins, & Clark, 2005).
Fluid ability represents novel or abstract problem solving capability and is considered to be related with one’s ability to tackle problems in any settings (Postlethwaite, 2011). Our psychometric tests assess participants’ capabilities to solve problems through examining their ability to apply logic and analytical thinking to resolve a number of cases. Those cases are presented in the form of 6x6 matrixes that ask participants to identify the missing element among them, as well as in the form of analogies and logical sequences. Assessing “fluid” abilities is important as they address individuals’ capabilities to perform an insightful perception of the situations that they face. Those abilities can be seen separately from individuals’” crystallized abilities” that refers to habits that have been long established rather than individuals’ ability to tackle novel tasks. Psychometra assessments are built using Item Response Theory, it means that each candidate get a unique session. The test selects questions for the purpose of maximizing the precision of the assessment based on what is known about the candidate from previous questions. The difficulty of the assessment is tailored to candidates’ level of ability. It drastically decreases the number of cheating candidates, and allows the employer to get a high quality of evaluation.
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