psychometrics

psychometrics
psychometrics psy‧cho‧met‧rics [ˌsaɪkəˈmetrɪks] noun [uncountable]
the use of tests that are designed to measure someone's abilities, thinking skills, personality, and attitudes, in order to find out if they are suitable for a job, or the study of this type of testing:

• The latest trend in psychometrics is towards online testing.

• Psychometrics can be extremely helpful in identifying strengths and weaknesses and helping us to decide what job suits someone best.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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