Below are abstract samples of research and publications authored and co-authored by Cynthia P. Grimley. These abstracts include links to the downloadable full articles.
Grimley, C.P., Williams, J.M., Hahn, S., Dennis, K. L. (2000). Scientific Prediction of Transferable Skills. The Journal of Forensic Vocationology, 6, (1), p. 7 – 16.
Scientific Prediction of Transferable Skills
Cynthia P. Grimley, MS, CRC, CCM, ABVE
John M. Williams, D.Ed.
Steven J. Hahn, MS, CRC, CVE
Kenneth L. Dennis, Ph.D., LP, LMFT, CRC
The McCroskey Transferable Skills Program (MTSP 2000) Transferable Skills Percent (TSP) scale was found to be a valid predictor of the averaged responses of 93 Vocational Experts tested using the ABVE Transferable Skills Evaluation Test instrument. The Predictive Validity Coefficient between the MTSP 2000 TSP rankings and the criterion-referenced Prediction Estimates of the Vocational Experts (N=93) was extremely high (Rxy = 0.96). Correspondingly, the Coefficient Of Determination (R2 = 0.92) was extremely high. Finally, the Standard Error of Estimate (SEE = 0.357) was found to be very reasonable.
The ABVE Transferable Skills Evaluation Test (McCroskey & Dennis, 2000) was specifically developed for this study to empirically determine the reliability, predictive validity and error rate for the MTSP 2000 Transferable Skills Percent relative to the opinions of Vocational Experts (N=93) through scientific research. Predictive validity (Rxy) between the two variables was 0.96; the coefficient of determination (R2) was 0.92, and the standard error of estimate (SEE) was 0.357.
McCroskey, B.J., Grimley, C.P., Williams, J.M., Hahn, S.J., Lowe, J., Wattenbarger, W.E., Stein, D. B., Dennis, K.L (2002) The McCroskey Vocational Quotient System (MVQS) Theory of Transferable Skills: Revised, Extended and Updated for the 21st Century, The Journal of Forensic Vocationology, 7, (1), p. 30-52.
The McCroskey Vocational Quotient System (MVQS) Theory of Transferable Skills: Revised, Extended and Updated for the 21st Century
Billy J. McCroskey, Ph.D., CRE, CRC, ABVE
Cynthia P. Grimley, MS, CRC, ABVE
John M. Williams, D.Ed.
Steven J. Hahn, MS, CRC, QRC, CVE
Jan Lowe, MS, CRC, QRC, ABVE,
William E. Wattenbarger, Ph.D., CRC,
David B. Stein, Ph.D., CRC, CDMS, LPC, LRC, and
Kenneth L. Dennis, Ph.D., LP, LMFT, CRC
The McCroskey Vocational Quotient System 2001 (MVQS 2001) Transferable Skills Program (MTSP 2001; McCroskey, 2001) provides Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA) based on an equal interval Transferable Skills Percent (TSP) scale. Theoretically, this interval scale ranks job matches in relevant labor markets of interest in terms of suitable employability, from 0 to 97% in terms of Transferable Skills (TS), Occupational Values and Needs Inventory (OVNI), Vocational Interests and Personality Reinforcer (VIPR) Type, Vocational Quotient (VQ), Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) and Earning Capacity. MVQS TS Theory expands and extends the Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment [Dawis, England & Lofquist (1964); Dawis, Lofquist & Weiss (1968); Dawis (1976);] with practical applications based on mathematical models underlying a wide variety of vocational databases including the McCroskey Dictionary of Occupational Titles-5th Edition DOT (McDOT 2000/2001; McCroskey: 2000, 2001), the US DOT (US DOL: 1977 & 1991) and O*NET (US DOLETA: 1998) The intent of here is to examine the underlying theory, methodology and rational of MVQS MTSP TSA TSP, its theoretical underpinning and implications for reliable, valid measurement and quantification of MVQS 2001 MTSP TSA TSP Levels, Earning Capacity Estimates and related Analyses.
McCroskey, B.J., Mayer, L.L., Lageman H.J., Lowe, J.K., Grimley, C.P., Graham, G.M., Dunn, P.L., Dennis, K.L and Streater S. E. (2007) The American Board of Vocational Experts – National Certification Examination, The Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis,, 10, (1), p. 7 – 60.
The American Board of Vocational Experts
National Certification Examination
Billy J. McCroskey, Ph.D., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE 2004 Test Committee Chair
Lindette L. Mayer, Ph.D., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Test Committee Member
Hank J. Lageman, M.S., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Test Committee Member
Jan K. Lowe, M.S., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Test Committee Member
Cynthia P. Grimley, M.S., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Test Committee Member
G. Michael Graham, Ed. D., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Test Committee Member
Patrick L. Dunn, Ph.D., ABVE Test Committee Consultant
Kenneth L. Dennis, Ph.D., ABVE Test Committee Consultant
Philip Spergel, Ed.D., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE Ethics Committee Chair
Scott E. Streater, D.V.S., ABVE-Diplomate, ABVE 2004 Credentials Committee Chair
This monograph, an extension of earlier research, was designed to yield one revised and updated ABVE 2004, 4th edition Master Exam. All 170 test questions (TQs) including core test questions (N = 138) were retained from the 3rd edition ABVE Exam. As other test questions of reasonably equal difficulty were added to the Master Exam to cover emerging test content areas, test reliability as measured by the Spearman-Brown Prophesy Formula increased as new TQs were added. Cronbach’s Alpha for the ABVE 4th edition Master Exam increased above the level of the 3rd ed. ABVE Exam. The 138 core test questions were evenly split (using stratified random sample approach) and 69 core TQs (along with all of the new TQs) were distributed to each of the two new ABVE 2004 4th ed. Alternate Exams (Forms 1 and 2).Research found face, content and construct validity for all three previous editions of the ABVE Exam. In that research, standard score total test results of two cross-validation groups, one expert and one non-expert, were compared against scores of the 1998 ABVE expert norms group of the third edition of the ABVE Exam. Theoretically, all cross-validation groups fit the expected model relative to the norms distribution in that research. On going research was recommended to maintain and periodically revise and update the ABVE Exam as a valid, reliable measure of the abstract forensic vocational, psychological and regulatory expertise test construct, for which it was designed. (condensed abstract)
Reprinted from The Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis,, 10, (1), p. 7 – 60. with permission of the American Board of Vocational Experts. Copyright 2007. All rights reserved. www.abve.net
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