Human Performance Call for Papers: Psychometric Development and Evaluation of Measures in the Organizational Sciences

Human Performance

Call for Papers:  Psychometric Development and Evaluation of Measures in the Organizational Sciences

Submission Deadline:  June 30th, 2019

Measuring things better advances everything that we do” (Cecil Reynolds, April 2018)

In the organizational sciences, as in all of the sciences, the quality of our research is often dependent on the quality of the measures we use.  It really does not matter how good our sample is or how elegant our research design may be if we do not assess the key constructs with high quality measures that are supported by a wealth of validity evidence.  Given the central role that measurement plays in our science, it is rather odd that it is often difficult to publish research designed to evaluate the validity of a measure. That is, although we need to be able to evaluate the evidence in support of the validity of a measure, that evidence is often hard to find because such information is often difficult to publish in our best journals. This situation seems particularly problematic for measures of newly identified constructs.

It is in this context that we seek papers for a special issue of Human Performance called Psychometric Development and Evaluation of Measures in the Organizational Sciences. In particular, we seek papers that present (a) the development of a new measure and evidence for its validity or (b) an evaluation of the validity of an existing measure for which the evidence of validity is insufficient or contradictory (for example, if there are controversies over the factor structure of the measure).  Successful papers will provide a rigorous and thorough examination of validity evidence for the measure under consideration.

Submission and Review Process

To submit a manuscript, the journal receives all manuscripts electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscript site.  For more details on the submission process, please visit the journal’s Instructions for Authors page for more details.  The submission deadline is June 30th, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact hp-editor@uncc.edu.  We envisage publishing the Special Issue in late 2019 or early 2020. Depending on the reception this issue receives and its subsequent success, the current plan is to publish one such issue each year.

Editors:

David J. Woehr (dwoehr@uncc.edu)

Winfred Arthur, Jr. (w-arthur@tamu.edu)

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