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TitleOn the measurement of competency
SourceEmpirical research in vocational education and training 2 (2010) 1, S. 41-63 ZDB
Keywords (German)Kompetenz; Begriff; Kompetenzmanagement; Messung; Bewertung; Leistungsmessung; Gruppe <Soz>; Schweiz
sub-disciplineEmpirical Educational Research
Document typeArticle (journal)
Year of creation
review statusPublishing House Lectorship
Abstract (English):Across multiple societal sectors, demand is growing to measure individual and group competencies. This paper unpacks Hartig et al.'s (2008) competency definition as a complex ability construct closely related to real-life-situation performance to make it amenable to measurement. Unpacked following the assessment triangle (construct, observation, inference), competency measurement is exemplified by research from business, military and education sectors. Generalizability theory, a statistical theory for modeling and evaluating the dependability of competency scores, is applied to several of these examples. The paper then pulls together the threads into a general competency measurement model. (DIPF/Orig.)
other articles of this journalEmpirical research in vocational education and training Jahr: 2010
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Date of publication16.03.2012
Suggested CitationShavelson, Richard J.: On the measurement of competency - In: Empirical research in vocational education and training 2 (2010) 1, S. 41-63 - URN: urn:nbn:de:0111-opus-52350
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