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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Job Analysis | Job Analysis Methods

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Job Analysis | Job Analysis Methods

Qualitative Methods

1. Questionnaire: A detailed questionnaire is prepared and distributed among the workers. The workers answer the questions to the best of their knowledge and belief.

2. Observation Method – The analyst may discuss and ask questions from the supervisor of the job or the workers on a job to get the information regarding job.

3. Interview – Job analyst contacts the workers and the supervisor concerned and asks questions regarding various jobs performed by them for collecting the information


4. Records – Job analyst collects the information from the record of the facts regarding job and job holders maintained by the personnel department.

5. Critical Incidents – In this method, job holders are asked to describe incidents concerning the job on the basis of their past experience.

6. Job performance – Job analyst actually performs the job under study to obtain a first hand experience of the job.

Quantitative methods

1. Position Analysis Questionnaire – PAQ is a very structured job analysis questionnaire filled by a job analyst himself.

2. Management Position Description Questionnaire – MPDQ is a standardized instrument designed specifically for use in analysing managerial jobs.

3. Functional Job Analysis – This method tries to examine the fundamental components of ‘data, people and things.’

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