This paper proposes interaction analysis as an alternative scoring procedure in assessment centers (ACs). Interaction analysis allows for a more fine-grained scoring approach by which candidate behaviors are captured as they actually happen, thus avoiding judgment errors typically associated with traditional scoring procedures. We describe interaction analysis and explain how this procedure can improve the validity of ACs. In a short research example, we showcase how interaction analysis can be implemented in AC settings. Finally, we integrate our arguments in terms of three key propositions which we hope will inspire future research on more dynamic scoring procedures.
Oostrom, Janneke K.; Lehmann-Willenbrock, Nale; and Klehe, Ute-Christine
"A New Scoring Procedure in Assessment Centers: Insights from Interaction Analysis,"
Personnel Assessment and Decisions: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/vol5/iss1/5