PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE - 2021/2
Module code: MANM360
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Assessment in the workplace is carried out for a variety of purposes, for example recruitment and selection, performance management and diagnosis of training and development needs. This module covers foundations of psychological assessment (reliability, validity, and fairness), core theories of individual differences (e.g. personality, cognitive ability, emotions) and their application in organizational practice. The main emphasis in the coverage of practice is recruitment and selection.
Surrey Business School
DHENSA-KAHLON Rashpal (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C811
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Foundations of assessment (reliability, validity, fairness)
Theories of individual differences
Assessment in HRM context
Job and competency analysis
Recruitment and selection process models
Selection assessment methodology
Selection decision making
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP ASSIGNMENT (PRESENTATION PLUS 2000-WORDS REPORT)||30|
|Examination||CLOSED BOOK EXAM (2 HOURS)||70|
As an alternative to the Group Assignment: Individual Presentation plus 1000-word Report
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Practical and technical skills relevant to assessment in the workplace.
Critical and conceptual perspectives on assessment, individual differences, recruitment and selection
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A group assignment comprising presentation and written-report (2000 words) of a competency analysis and activity to design a short personality scale.
A 2-hour closed book examination, in which students will answer essay-based questions.
Verbal feedback on class activities. Assignment feedback also serves a formative function.
In writing and verbal feedback from the module team based on group assignment.
- Introduce and provide frameworks of technical concepts in assessment in the workplace (reliability, validity and fairness)
- Develop students' critical analysis of theories and models of individual differences.
- Provide an evidence-based, systematic and strategic appreciation of recruitment and selection in thee workplace.
- Enable students to develop practical transferable skills in scale development.and competency modelling.
|1||Understand the importance of reliability, validity and fairness for evaluating assessment at work.||KC|
|2||Critically evaluate models and theories of individual differences.||KC|
|3||Evaluate recruitment and selection processes in organizations in terms of their evidence-base, systematic and strategic features.||KCT|
|4||Compare and contrast the strengths and limitations of different selection assessment techniques||CPT|
|5||Analyse the competency requirements of a job and design and evaluate a short personality scale.||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to develop a practical and critical theoretical perspective on assessment methodology, and recruitment and selection.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Case study activities
Group work (competency analysis and scale design activity)
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Occupational and Organizational Psychology MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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