[IPAC-List] Interview Question Construction

josh cowan joshthewriter at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 07:56:05 EDT 2010


I just wanted to say thanks for all the suggestions. Shelley, I'm
reading through the PDF right now, Harry and David, the book is on
the way. Illene, great resource, thank you. Michael, thanks for the
text as well. Mark, your advice re. scorability is proving to be very
good guidance, thank you. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.


Josh Cowan

On Jul 1, 2010, at 12:14 PM, Shelley Spilberg wrote:

> Josh -


> Several years ago I wrote a guide for interviewing peace officer

> candidates that may help (at least it's free):

> http://lib.post.ca.gov/Publications/interviewguide-web.pdf.


> The guide includes a bibliography and a list of selected references

> that

> you may want to check out (including the Hellervik et al. book) that

> you may want to check out as well.


> Shelley Weiss Spilberg, Ph.D.


> CA. Commission on Peace Officer Stnds. & Trng.


> 1601 Alhambra Boulevard


> Sacramento, CA. 95816-7083


> (916) 227-4824



> -----Original Message-----

> From: josh cowan [mailto:joshthewriter at gmail.com]

> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:04 AM

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> Subject: [IPAC-List] Interview Question Construction



> Hi All,


> Can anyone point me to good research on interview question

> construction. I'm putting together an item bank of interview and

> reference questions but having trouble locating good research

> material discussing the recommended parameters for; question length,

> # of questions/interview, anchor construction... I'll be utilizing

> both situational and behavioral questions so I'm less interested in

> the whole SI vs. PBI debate and I'll be using SME's for incident

> identification. I'm really focused on the basics of question

> construction. I'm sure these kinds of issues must be addressed

> somewhere but after spending an 1.5 hours on Google Scholar I could

> only find tangentially related articles, nothing exactly on point.

> Any assistance would be appreciated.


> Thanks,


> Josh Cowan



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