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The application of personal computers in psychometric testing

l. S. Shaw, J. M. Schepers
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 14, No 1 | a471 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v14i1.471 | © 1988 l. S. Shaw, J. M. Schepers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 May 1988 | Published: 14 May 1988

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l. S. Shaw, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
J. M. Schepers, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Abstract

Personal computers in psychometric testing represent an efficient, inexpensive, user-friendly, and reliable tool for research and training. They offer a number of substantial advantages for both test subjects and test directors. Personal computer-aided testing programs provide for the instruction of test subjects, the presentation of test patterns, the automatic evaluation of results, automatic data collection and statistical processing. Test results can be saved, compared with standard values, and printed out in various formats. User-friendly programming reduces the test directors' work to a minimum and relieve them from routine tasks. Flexibility and low cost are further advantages.

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Die gebruik van persoonlike rekenaars vir .psigometriese toetse word as doeltreffende, goedkoop, gebruikerriendelike en betroubare werktuie vir navorsing en opieiding beskou. Hulle bled 'n aantal belangrike voordele aan vir toetslinge asook toetsleiers. Persoonlike rekenaarondersteunde toetsprogramme behels die voorligting van toetslinge, die vertoning van toetspatrone, die outomatiese evaluering van toetsresultate, outomatiese dataversameling asook statistiese dataverwerking. Toetsresultate kan gestoor, met standaardwaardes vergelyk en in verskeie formate uitgedruk word. Die toetsleier se werkbelading word deur middel van gebruikervriendelike programmering tot 'n minimum verminder en hy word ook van routine take bevry. Verdere voordele soos buigsaamheid en lae koste word ook beklemtoon.


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Psychometric testing; Personal computers

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