[IPAC-List] IRB consent for selection research

Joel Wiesen jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com
Thu Jun 27 19:12:46 EDT 2019


I'll try to find an IRB submission that involved testing and send it to you.


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On 6/27/19 5:42 PM, Megan Paul wrote:
> Does anyone have experience with having job applicants provide IRB 
> consent to participate in selection research? We’ll likely be looking 
> at a few objective measures (e.g., personality, emotional 
> intelligence), an interview, and possibly a writing assessment. I’m 
> anticipating that the usual IRB language will be expected, but it 
> seems like a bit of a misfit for the circumstances. Results of the 
> objective measures won’t be used for decision making until after 
> validation, but the others will be used for hiring decisions. It’s 
> possible that we can make a convincing argument that consent is not 
> needed (i.e., that it doesn’t constitute research), but if we can’t, 
> I’d like some idea of how to best handle it in a way that’s acceptable 
> to applicants.
> Thanks in advance.
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