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M. Ronald Buckley & Craig J. Russell

In: The Employment Interview Handbook

Chapter 2: Validity Evidence

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Validity Evidence
Validity evidence
M. RonaldBuckley
Craig J.Russell

Research on the interview process has been conducted for many years and by many sage researchers. In fact, few selection techniques have received the attention that has been afforded the interview process (Eder & Buckley, 1988). Qualitative literature reviews conducted starting with Wagner (1949) have consistently concluded that interviews yield unimpressive reliability and criterion-related validity relative to other selection techniques. In spite of this well-corroborated finding, Guion and Gibson (1988) report that criterion-related validation “research on interviewing continues, whether in desperation or hope” (p. 367). Management officials continue to treat the interview as an especially important component of selection systems, and it continues to be the most frequently used selection device. This has led Guion and Gibson to conclude that ...

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