Development of a Machine Transcription Work Sample Test for Secretarial Selection

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The study described the development of a standardized, normed, content-valid machine transcription test which could be used to evaluate the ability of secretarial applicants to type a mailable copy of a business letter from a dictated tape recording. The test was based on a thorough job analysis and was pretested using a pilot study with job incumbents to confirm its feasibility. Normative data were developed from 50 job applicants. Interrater reliability was statistically significant (r = .85, p <..05). The test was adopted for use at the headquarters office of a major oil and gas producing company.

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Kaye, Deborah Frances August 1981.

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The study described the development of a standardized, normed, content-valid machine transcription test which could be used to evaluate the ability of secretarial applicants to type a mailable copy of a business letter from a dictated tape recording. The test was based on a thorough job analysis and was pretested using a pilot study with job incumbents to confirm its feasibility. Normative data were developed from 50 job applicants. Interrater reliability was statistically significant (r = .85, p <..05). The test was adopted for use at the headquarters office of a major oil and gas producing company.

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Kaye, Deborah Frances. Development of a Machine Transcription Work Sample Test for Secretarial Selection, thesis, August 1981; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504361/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .