Psychometric tests are scientific means of identifying and measuring a person's cognitive abilities and behavioral characteristics. Psychometric tests are used to determine the extent to which a person is suitable for a given task.Continue Reading
Employers, human resources managers and recruitment agencies are all examples of organizations that use psychometric testing. Recruitment agencies ask candidates to take psychometric tests in order to determine the types of jobs which suit the candidates. Employers and human resource managers perform psychometric testing on individuals after they have been hired. In both cases, the testing is intended to assess a person's individual ability to perform a specific type of task.
Psychometric testing is seen as unreliable by some job-seekers who feel that the tests do not accurately or fully represent all of their relevant skills. According to the Institute of Psychometric Coaching, however, psychometric testing is "very reliable in predicting candidates' performance, and provides an accurate evaluation of the applicant." The reason for the tests' accuracy is due to decades of real-world outcomes in which the testing has provided accurate data, according to the Test Partnership.
Both cognitive and behavioral testing test a range of abilities and take myriad forms. Subjects tested on psychometric tests include numerical reasoning, critical thinking, error identification and social intelligence.Learn more about Diagnostics & Imaging
Doctors perform liver function tests by obtaining a blood sample from the patient in a hospital or specialized testing facility, explains Healthline. A nurse cleans the patient's skin prior to the test to prevent contamination by microorganisms and then wraps a pressure device, such as a cuff, on the arm.Full Answer >
Several types of testing, including brain scans and cognitive tests such as a mini-mental state examination, are used to diagnose dementia, according to MedicineNet. A mini-mental state examination tests a patient's ability to draw a complex shape and follow commands. It also tests memory recall and attention span.Full Answer >
When a confirmed case of infectious tuberculosis is identified, a state department of health may offer free testing to anyone who has been in contact with the infected person, as the New Mexico Department of Health reports. As of 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website maintains a list of links to state and territorial health departments.Full Answer >
A person uses a home blood type testing kit by piercing the tip of the finger with a lancet, collecting a small amount of blood, and applying the blood to a prepared testing card. The blood on the card will then react based on the person's blood type, according to CraigMedical.com.Full Answer >