Research Methods

An employer is seeking an individual who is extroverted (personality characteristic). To ascertain candidates’ personality characteristic matches the job. The employer requests that all candidates take a personality test. The consulting firm hired by this employer to identify eligible employees based on personality characteristic want to showcase the services they offer as a result to identify the best employees for the job so they administer to candidates an intelligence test and a personality test.

Now, the employer has selected Mrs. Wonderqual and is reviewing the personality and intelligence data sent by the consulting firm.

Intelligence quotient (IQ) based on standard norms of the test used has a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.

Extroversion based on standard norms of the test used has a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10.

Mrs. Wonderqual‘s scores are:

IQ score = 130

Extroversion score = 75

I. Post the following:

a. Compute Mrs. Wonderqual z-score (I expect similar answers. I recommend that you follow guidelines of academic integrity to compute this z-Score and avoid duplicating your classmates answers on this forum. Please use your knowledge (hint: you need a formula)

b. Based on the z-score you have obtained how would you answer the employer‘s question: Is Mrs. Wonderqual smarter than she is extroverted?

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