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Construct-level predictive validity of educational attainment and intellectual aptitude tests in medical student selection: meta-regression of six UK longitudinal studies

IC McManus12*, Chris Dewberry3, Sandra Nicholson4, Jonathan S Dowell5, Katherine Woolf1 and Henry WW Potts1

Author Affiliations

1 UCL Medical School, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

2 Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

3 Department of Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX, UK

4 Institute of Health Science Education, Queen Mary London, Turner Street, London E1 2AD, UK

5 Undergraduate Medical Education, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland DD1 9SY, UK

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:243  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-243

Published: 14 November 2013

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Statistical appendix: a) Using the MCMC method to extend the Hunter-Schmidt-Le method to include censoring and provide standard errors; and b) The estimation of reliabilities for various measures used in selection studies.

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This Excel spreadsheet carries out calculations for the standard method of Hunter, Schmidt and Le, and provides examples of effects when reliability and range restriction are varied with a fixed correlation between predictor and outcome in the restricted population.

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