Researchers use biographical information to create biodata forms. Biodata is a form of collecting information for job testing.
Biodata is a behavioral tool. The tool captures an applicants' past behavior, through a variety of questions. Applicants' answers to past job experiences, education and other biographical information form behavior patterns. These patterns indicate an applicant's probable job performance.
Biodata forms contain 10-30 questions with responses graded on a 5-point scales according to the agency. Interests, skills and employment experiences are just some of the information biodata collects, according to the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. One of the more important uses for biodata is determining incompatibility or counterproductive behaviors.