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Michael A. McDaniel and David J. Snyder


Classification is concerned with maximizing institutional outcomes by placing individuals who are already hired into one of two or more treatments (i.e., jobs) on the basis of multiple criteria. In classification, one has many predictors in which one or more corresponds to at least one treatment and the goal is to obtain an optimal match of persons to treatments based on individual differences on the criteria. Classification can be contrasted with placement , in which a single criterion scale is divided into two or more sections and individuals falling into different sections are assigned to different treatments. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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