The linear utility model for optimal selection


Mellenbergh, Gideon J. and Linden, Wim J. van der (1981) The linear utility model for optimal selection. Psychometrika, 46 (3). pp. 283-293. ISSN 0033-3123

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Abstract:A linear utility model is introduced for optimal selection when several subpopulations of applicants are to be distinguished. Using this model, procedures are described for obtaining optimal cutting scores in subpopulations in quota-free as well as quota-restricted selection situations. The cutting scores are optimal in the sense that they maximize the overall expected utility of the selection process. The procedures are demonstrated with empirical data.
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