Following on from the New Frontiers Seminar, it was with great pleasure that Nicholas Bennett (TPF Committee), on behalf of the judging panel, announced the winner of TPF’s Excellence in Psychometrics Award for 2021. Many congratulations to MOSAIC Personality Assessments, Alan Howard, Johnny Mitchell and Max Choi. The Psychometrics Forum’s Excellence in Psychometrics Award, recognises original, useful and validated projects conducted by psychometric practitioners and/or academics. The 2021 judging panel considered the MOSAIC Tasks-based personality assessment to be one of the most interesting ‘new’ general personality measures to have been launched in recent years. It is comprehensive in scope covering personality, competencies, derailers and ability in a single assessment package, and novel in comparing objectively derived task-based scores with self-report data. Such contrasts are considered likely to enrich the feedback experience, with the potential to deliver enhanced insights to both individuals and organisations. Underlying research draws on the International Personality Item Pool (ipip-neo 300 item version). Whilst evidence for test development and construct validity is comprehensive for a first edition, it will benefit from being strengthened over time by examining psychometric properties when applied to different and larger samples, and in particular by the accumulation of real-world evidence of criterion-related validity.
Well-deserved winners and we were delighted that Alan was able to present the latest version of MOSAIC to our New Frontiers Seminar.
See here for more information on MOSAIC Tasks.