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Training Instruments in HRD and OD is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.
Chapter 2: Using Instruments for HRD
Using Instruments for HRD
2.1 Instruments for HRD
Instruments are devices used for collecting data on behavioural aspects to help derive some tentative generalisations. Like other instruments, an HRD instrument has a referent (what is to be measured or diagnosed), consisting of units that have some internal consistency and uses an index of some kind to express the results of the analysis/diagnosis.
The simplest HRD instrument may be a question raised with respondent about three main areas needing improvement in an organisation. We may then have a few more questions. Interviews for purposes of selection are another familiar form of instrument. However, when we discuss HRD instruments, we usually mean well-prepared devices. These can be in any form. Some of the more familiar ...