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Professor Emeritus - May 2012




  • Professor Emeritus - May 2012, Management and Entrepreneurship

    Tippie College of Business


  • PhD in Industrial Psychology, Purdue University, 1970
  • MS in Industrial Psychology, Purdue University, 1968
  • BA in Psychology, Bellarmine College, 1966

Areas of Interest

  • Employment testing (particularly validity generalization)
  • Kinds and organizations of human abilities
  • Measurement issues in social science research; implications of same for scientific parsimony.
  • Quantitative Research Methods (including meta-analysis)
  • Racial and sex differences in the workplace
  • Relation of selection and other personnel programs to workforce productivity and output

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Dunnette Prize for Contributions to Individual Differences Research, Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, 2015
  • 2013 Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award for Applications of Psychology, American Psychological Foundation, 2013
  • 2013 Ingram Olkin Award for contributions to meta-analysis methods, Society for Research Synthesis Methods, 2013
  • 2013 Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Methods for Systematic Reviewing of Research Findings, Campbell Collaboration, 2013
  • Deans Teaching Award, Tippie College of Business, 2011
  • Thomas A. Mahoney Student Mentorship Award, Academy of Management, Human Resources Division, 2011
  • Distinguished Research Contributor Interviewee, International Society for Intelligence Research, 2010
  • Anne Anastasi Memorial Lecturer for 2009, Fordham Univeristy, 2009
  • Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award: Social Science, U. of Iowa Graduate College, 2008
  • 99th Percentile in Citation Rate, Journal of Management, 2008

Selected Publications

  • DeGeest, D. S. & Schmidt, F. L. (2015). Is the Structure of Personality Described by the Circumplex Model? Theoretical and Methodological Issues and Two Large Sample Empirical Tests. Multivariate Behavior Research 50 (3) 550 - 364.
  • Westrick, P. A., Robbins, S. B., Radunzel, J. R. & Schmidt, F. L. (2015). College Performance and Retention: A Meta-Analysis of the Predictive Validities of ACT Scores, High School Grades, and SES. Educational Assessment 20 23-45.
  • Schmidt, F. L. (In Press). History and Development of the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Methods. Research Synthesis Method.
  • Viswesvaran, C., Ones, D. S. & Schmidt, F. L. (2015). Measurement Error Obfuscates Scientific Knowledge: Path to Cumulative Knowledge Requires Corrections for Unreliability and Psychometric Meta-Analysis. Industrial and Organizationa Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice 7 (3) 507 - 518.
  • Schmidt, F. L. & Le, H. A. (2015). Software for the Hunter-Schmidt Meta-Analysis Methods: Version 2.0.
  • Schmidt, F. L. (2014). A general theoretical integrative model of the individual differences variables of abilities and interests and achievement: A commentary on four recent articles. Perspectives on Psychological Science.
  • Schmidt, F. L. & Hunter, J. E. (2014). Methods of Meta-Analysis: Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings. Sage Publications.
  • Schmidt, F. L. (2013). Meta-Analysis. pp. 571 - 594. Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, vol. 2: Research Methods in Psychology. J. Shinka & W. Velicer (Eds.) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Schmidt, F. L. (2013). The economic value of goal setting to employers. Routledge.
  • Schmidt, F. L., Le, H. & Oh, I. (2013). Are true scores and constructs the same? A critical examination of their sbustitutability and the implications for research results. International Journal of Selection and Assessment 21 341-354.

Selected Presentations

  • Schmidt, F. L. & O. I. (2012, January) Second order meta-analysis: statistical methods and illustrative applications.. Poster presented at Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Chicago.
  • Schmidt, F. L. (2011, July) Employee engagement and business unit performance: Effects on sales, customer loyalty, employee retention, and financial performance.. Lecture presented at Employee Engagement Conference at ACT, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Oh, I., Schmidt, F. L. & Mount, M. K. (2011, April) The Five-Factor Model of personality and job performance in East Asia. Poster presented at Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, San Diego, California.