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hi seniors,
I m bhawna this side and i am doing research on psychometric tests actually problem i m facing is regarding target respondents and sample size.i mean who would be my target respondents?.actually i m confused whether it would be much better to restrict myself to a particular industry or it would be in general for all n any industry?the thing is that i have reviewed secondary data related to it but to make it primary research i have to contribute to it otherwise it would not be much effective.if lets for example my focus is manufacturing industry in india then wat would b my sample size?????????or do u have any suggstions to make it primary research????????? pllllllllssssssssssssss reply as its really important n urgent too.i m looking frwd to hear from yor side.
thanx & regards
23rd February 2009 From India, Gurgaon
some thoughts...
more than general or specific industry i feel the decision to be made on is on which type of test u want to research on MBTI 16 PF and then look at applications in industry...
or if u are creating a test of your own.. then in that case depending on the test... u can create a sample size of 100 usually thts a acceptable size for university projects am assuming ur a student
as for target group it depend on the type of test u have narrowed down...
hope this helps
24th February 2009 From India, Mumbai
I suggest you have some guidence/opinions of other persons who are already in the same area. To find them here, in SEARCH, enter the word "psychometric" and you will get all those threads with this word. You may put your queries to these people also as they will of much relevant help. Try it out!
Feel free to revert in case you need further help,
Best regards,
Dr. Hemant Modak (9860152224)
24th February 2009 From India, Pune
Psychometric Test Services are greately required to Patient from Mental Hospitals..
You will get more reliable data and in abundance...
Because Psychometric Test is not HR profession its mental hospital requirment to treat patients...
24th February 2009 From Saudi Arabia
Oscar Murphy International is keen to work with students interested in research work on its psychometric instruments. Please visit The Assessment World to have a glimpse of some of our instruments already in use.
You may also visit Oscar Murphy International - Help Empower Life Potential to understand our consulting opportunities.
24th February 2009 From India, Bangalore
During my summer training in a Major MNC(FMCG) I was a part of a team, which carried out a research on the Psychometric test that are used in different industries and its importance to the HR & Org. Also we tried to find out how they are used in each of the company, like elimination tool or measurement tool.
And I have made questionair based on the data that we need to capture while visiting the Companies HR team. After collecting the required number of data, we analysed them and put up a proper process flow of usage of psychometric tool and its evaluation in the corporate world.
This project helped that company to further improvised the Recruitment process and OD intervention process.
For more you may contact me at .
24th February 2009 From India, New Delhi
Hi there,
First thing that you need to focus on is what do you want to measure?
  • intelligence quotient (numerical ability or verbal ability)?
  • Emotional quotient?
  • abstract reasoning?
Thru this you will be able to identify which test will be applicable in measuring and validating the data you will need.
In terms of sample size, my personnal opinion is its up to you. You can focus on just one company and get 60% of their population.
Is this a school thesis? Or your personal research?
Good Day.
25th February 2009 From Philippines
Hello Bhawana,
First thing which i want to know is it a part of PG course research work or PHD reserach. Also the type of psychometric test u want use depends on the topic you r willing to study, like say for eg if its personality , then u can use psychomtric test like 16Pf, MBTI, PAPI.Also if u r a PG student u can go for 100 sample size is more than enough. And if u r PHD then u can go above 500 depends on avaliabbility of sample and also the kind of industry u r focussing. Like if u can chose IT industry then u can get this much amount of data. I will suggest u to go fr primary reserch data. Although secondary reserach is less expensive than primary reserach, its not as accurate,or as useful, specific.
I hope some amount of clarity is thre

25th February 2009 From India, New Delhi
Dear Bhawna,
if you have a psychometric test ready with you then you can go about the way sushma has suggested above. But since you are doing secondary research on it I'm assuming that you are developing a test on your own. You havent mentioned the subject of your test so I'm asuming it is a personality test to measure a particular personality aspect.
In this case it is best to administer the test to a specific industry and narrowing down the objective of your study because that will get you more accurate results. Eg. If your test wants to measure punctuality in people, you would have to narrow the objective of your study to " Measuring punctuality in the Manufacturing sector of Pharma companies in India".
If you donot narrow it down like this, it will be impossible for you to draw conclusions in your report. Remember, the objective of the test is what should be the subject of your conclusion.'

As for the sample size, the greater the sample, the more accurate is the analysis. However, for statistical accuracy, administering the test to 0.02% of the total population of your target audience is considered the minimum criteria. Though calculating the total target population always gets you different numbers as there are many variables.
All the best!
25th February 2009
Hii Bhawna,
I recently did my project in Psychometric Test. Understanding the psychology is something different and its like the glass which should b handled with care, so it will be better if u can focus on particular group of people, U can also have like score card and rank them based on the opinion given by them in the questionnaries.
Further any queries u can mail at

All the Best :-)
26th February 2009 From India, Bangalore
hi parthasarthi
i would like to add to your knowledge that psychometric tests play a very significant role in field of HR and these test are conducted for recruitment,selection,performance appraisal etc.if you want i can send you more information related to this
thanx & regards
27th February 2009 From India, Gurgaon
hi crigoseco
first i again thanx u for responding to my u had asked this is my mba iv semester project and not my personal research.actually my major is HR and i want to make it industry oriented as if i would b making it company related then only one questionaire from HR department can b filled in so my problem is which industry can b my target respondents?
27th February 2009 From India, Gurgaon
hi seniors
while searching on cite hr i found one questionaire and i had some queries related to it.i m attatching the same in some wat modified format.let for instant this is my project questionaire then wat i can conclude and recommend from it???????
27th February 2009 From India, Gurgaon

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Hi there,
Bhawna, Psychometric Testing is basically a field of Psychology. Firstly i would like to tell you that Mr.Partho has given you wrong info regarding this topic. Psychometric tests are used in diagnosing disorders(mental hospitals) as well as HR people use the tests extensively.

Secondly, constructing a new test is not a very easy task. it takes years to make one, and it is not a job of a single person plus for that you need a lot of money. the minimum sample you should have is not less than 1,000. Thirdly, standardization is a big question for you because if your test is not Reliable, does not have an acceptable Validity and the most important if it is not standardized then your results would be challenged.

If you could give some more details about your status (i terms of education) and the project that you are working on, i will try my level best to help you.

And to tell you i am a Psychology student pursuing my masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

My email id:
2nd March 2009 From India, Pune
Hi Bhawana,

basically we ask candidates to appear for physical test in our medical hospital where all ear, eye, nose, throt, X-ray, Blood, Suger, Hypertension, Blood pressure etc tests are carried we also have psychologist to conduct the analysis of mental health and memory test of candidates that makes sense and we recruit candidates with full comprehensive medical test.

After this if situation warrents we conduct similar fitness tests at regular interval as routine medical checkups..

I don't think HR needs to involve into this Medical profession and conduct test if HR Manager is doing this job then only GOd can save the company or all HR managers shall be MBBS qualified Doctors....

I am surprised to witness the IQ level and Blind faith in the purposeful misinformation and propoganda causing damage to HR profession in India.

FOr your kind information, I am working for Australian MNC in HR Manager we have seperate Medical Hospital for this tests and checkups

HR has no business to this...activities.


2nd March 2009 From Saudi Arabia
hi ,
parthasathi sir
firstly i am sorry if i had hurt you in any way as you are much more experienced and knowledgable and i am here to learn from you all ,but sir even in books of HR we study topic related to psychometric tests and as psychohito in above disscussion has also mentioned that these tests are extensively used in field of HR practically.WHAT I KNOW IS
Psychometric tools are questionnaires or tests that have some predictive ability, that is, the ability to predict outcomes in the workplace.

To become psychometrically valid, the questionnaire or test must go through a rigorous process of validation that is usually carried out by a workplace psychologist who specialises in psychometric evaluation.

Examples of psychometric tools are:
  • Numeracy tests
  • Literary tests
  • Colour blindness tests
  • Crime predictor tests
  • Personal Behavioural Styles tests
  • Personal Values tests
  • Stress response tests
  • Safe working capability tests
  • Each of these tests are used as inputs to overall processes.
They should have a predictive validity and tolerance score for each of the elements of the test or questionnaire.

The processes that a questionnaire or test should go through before being claimed to have psychometrically valid responses may include:
  • Construct validity
  • Test/Re-Test validity
  • Predictive validity
  • Inter-rater reliability (if a multi-rater questionnaire)

How can it be used?
Psychometric tools are used to assist in a screening process prior to people becoming engaged in a particular workplace situation.Psychometric tools are questionnaires or tests that have some predictive ability, that is, the ability to predict outcomes in the workplace. Please sir through some light over it as i think there is much to learn from you.

Thanks & Regards

2nd March 2009 From India, Gurgaon
hi psychohito & all

thanx for paying attention and for sharing your wonderful experiences with me an all on sir psychohito had asked me i m student ,presently pursuing my MBA(major:hr,minor:marketing).i want your help in my research work as being assigned to us in iv present status regarding project is that i had done literature review and now wanted to make it primary research .the questionare attatched above is basically to know the application of psychometric tools in the field of this questionairei want to know that whether the hr people are really using these tests for recruitments,selection,performance appraisal etc n if they r using it then to wat extend and r they really reliable?also wat is the future of these tests and scope?so plzzzzzzz my dear hr people/seniors help me,guide me to give me right direction and intimate me if i am going in right direction,this is my humble request as i always say that i have much to learn from u know that its not possible to make this research world wide so which industry i can target so that the conclusions i draw from it can be really useful and worthy.looking forward for great replies from grate people.

thanx & regards

3rd March 2009 From India, Gurgaon
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