Month: April 2010

Making the Most Out of Multiple-Choice Testing

Topic: Measurement
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Article: On minimizing guessing effects on multiple-choice items: Superiority of a two solutions and three distractors item format to a one solution and five distractors item format
Authors: K.D. Kubinger, S. Holocher-Ertl, M. Reif, C. Hohensinn, and M. Frebort
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

A New Flavor in Training: Learner Control over Intelligent Agents

Topic: Training SIOP Presentation: Trainee-trainer similarity in e-learning: Effects with computerized trainers Presenters: T.S. Behrend and L.F. Thompson Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Despite its disadvantages, e-learning is becoming more and more popular in organizational and educational settings and thus the task is for researchers to explore ways that can help trainees benefit from

Evidence-Based Management: One Small Step for You, One Giant Leap for the Profession

Topic: Strategic HR Publication: Academy of Management Journal Article: A Sticky, Leveraging, and Scalable Strategy for High-quality Connections between Organizational Practice and Science Author: D. M. Rousseau Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Have you ever participated in an EBM Collaboration? I’ll give you a hint… you’re participating right now! The term

How Positive Feedback Helps Prevent Negative Outcomes

Topic: Feedback Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (APR09) Article: Consequences of positive and negative feedback: The impact on emotions and extra-role behaviors Authors: F. D. Belschak, D. N. Den Hartog Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Two recent studies conducted by Belschak and Den Hartog (2009) investigated the impact of positive and

What do Job Ads Say About Your Organizational Culture?

Topic: Compensation, Culture, Motivation, Rewards, Organizational Reputation Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management Article: Compensation as a Signal of Organizational Culture: The Effects of Advertising Individual or Collective Incentives Author: K. Kuhn Reviewed By: Lit Digger It is commonly assumed that compensation and rewards systems reflect the cultures of the organizations