Associate Evaluations: Nominations vs. Ratings
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Two general methods of associate peer evaluations--the rating procedure and the nomination procedure--are most often used. While both techniques produce similar results, the variation in procedure used to obtain the data has limited most direct comparisons. Because of this, the differences between the several methods of making the evaluations have not been adequately explored. In this study three methods of associate peer evaluation--one rating procedure and two nomination procedures--were compared in terms of reliability, interrelationships of techniques, relationships with other leadership measures, and relationships with concurrent performance measures. All three evaluations yielded levels of reliability adequate for use in short- range individual selection all three methods measured the same individual attributes. The nomination method was suggested as the clear choice for operational use because of the additional benefits of minimal rater resistance, ease of scoring, and simple administration.
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