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Glossary W

Workforce development Competency-based vs Task-based Objectives (Training Focus) Workplace productivity The measure of how efficiently and effectively an individual or team completes tasks and achieves… Read More »Glossary W

Glossary V

Validity The degree to which a test or measurement accurately measures what it is intended to measure. Self-assessment vs External Evaluation (Validity in Training) In-house… Read More »Glossary V

Glossary U

Unconscious bias Which cross-cultural methods should be used in a training program to ensure success? (5 Main Questions Answered) Objective vs Subjective Evaluation (Bias in… Read More »Glossary U

Glossary T

Talent acquisition Competencies vs Skills in Evaluation (Defining Outcomes) Talent management The process of identifying, developing, and retaining talented employees. Competencies vs Skills in Evaluation… Read More »Glossary T

Glossary S

Sample size/power analysis The process of determining the appropriate sample size for a research study to ensure statistical power. Evaluation Design: Experimental vs Non-experimental (Research… Read More »Glossary S

Glossary R

Random assignment The random assignment of participants to different groups in a study or experiment. Evaluation Design: Experimental vs Non-experimental (Research Methods) Randomization The process… Read More »Glossary R

Glossary Q

Qualification standards The requirements for achieving a certain level of expertise or certification. In-house vs External Evaluation (Choosing Evaluators) Qualitative analysis The process of analyzing… Read More »Glossary Q

Glossary P

Participant engagement Content vs Delivery Evaluation (Training Components) Participant observation A research method in which the observer actively participates in the activity being observed. Training… Read More »Glossary P

Glossary O

Objective criteria Standards used to evaluate performance based on specific, measurable goals. Objective vs Subjective Evaluation (Bias in Training) Individual vs Group Evaluation (Assessing Performance)… Read More »Glossary O

Glossary N

Natural experiment A study in which the researcher observes naturally occurring events. Evaluation Design: Experimental vs Non-experimental (Research Methods) Needs assessment A process for identifying… Read More »Glossary N

Glossary M

Managerial assessment An evaluation of performance or progress towards a goal provided by a manager. 360-degree Feedback vs Self-evaluation (Sources of Input) Managerial assessment process… Read More »Glossary M

Glossary L

Lack of accountability for trainers and trainees The absence of clear expectations and consequences for trainers and trainees to ensure they are meeting their learning… Read More »Glossary L

Glossary K

Key Performance Indicators Specific metrics used to measure progress towards achieving desired outcomes. Baseline vs Follow-up Evaluation (Measurement Timing) Qualitative vs Quantitative Objectives (Setting Outcomes)… Read More »Glossary K

Glossary J

Job aids and tools Resources and tools designed to assist individuals in performing their job duties more effectively and efficiently. Formal vs Informal Training Evaluation… Read More »Glossary J

Glossary I

Illusory superiority The tendency to overestimate one’s abilities or performance relative to others. 360-degree Feedback vs Self-evaluation (Sources of Input) Immediate response Continuous vs End-point… Read More »Glossary I

Glossary H

Halo effect The tendency to judge someone positively based on a single positive trait or behavior. 360-degree Feedback vs Self-evaluation (Sources of Input) Individual vs… Read More »Glossary H

Glossary G

Gamification The application of game design principles and mechanics to non-game contexts to increase engagement and motivation. What technology-based training methods are available? (5 Main… Read More »Glossary G

Glossary F

Facilitation techniques Strategies used to guide group discussions or activities to achieve a desired outcome. How do criteria deficiency, relevance, and contamination affect professional development… Read More »Glossary F

Glossary E

Ease of analysis The ability to analyze evaluation data efficiently and effectively. Custom vs Standard Evaluation Forms (Choosing Tools) Direct vs Indirect Evaluation Methods (Choosing… Read More »Glossary E

Glossary C

Capability benchmarks Standards or benchmarks that define the level of skill or knowledge required for a particular job or role. Knowledge vs Skill Training Objectives… Read More »Glossary C

Glossary B

Balanced scorecard Top-down vs Bottom-up Evaluation (Organizational Approach) Balanced scorecard approach A strategic management tool that measures an organization’s performance across multiple areas. Qualitative vs… Read More »Glossary B

Glossary A

A/B testing Direct vs Indirect Evaluation Methods (Choosing Tools) A/B testing approach Direct vs Indirect Evaluation Methods (Choosing Tools) Academic standards Guidelines or benchmarks that… Read More »Glossary A

Glossary 3

360-degree feedback A method of evaluating an individual’s performance that involves feedback from multiple sources, including peers, managers, subordinates, and customers or clients. 360-degree Feedback… Read More »Glossary 3