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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

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

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)

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...

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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 .

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.

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

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!

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 :-)

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