Distributions of Correlation Coefficients

  • Hoben┬áThomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hoben Thomas
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hoben Thomas
    Pages 7-20
  4. Hoben Thomas
    Pages 21-37
  5. Hoben Thomas
    Pages 52-53
  6. Hoben Thomas
    Pages 54-70
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 81-95

About this book


An important problem in personnel psychology, namely, the psychometric problem known as "validity generalization" is addressed in this volume. From a statistical point of view, the problem is how to make statements about a population correlation coefficient based on inferences from a collection of sample correlation coefficients. The first part of the book examines the largely ad hoc procedures which have been used to determine validity generalization. The second part develops a new model formulated from the perspective of finite mixture theory and, in addition, illustrates its use in several applications.


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  • Hoben┬áThomas
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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