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Inflated Applicants: Attribution Errors in Performance Evaluation by Professionals

  • Samuel A. Swift mail,

    samswift@alumni.cmu.edu

    Affiliation: Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Don A. Moore,

    Affiliation: Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Zachariah S. Sharek,

    Affiliation: CivicScience, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Francesca Gino

    Affiliation: Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069258

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 29 Jul 2013 at 21:05 GMT

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Publication: EurekAlert press release
Title: “Professionals often attribute applicants' success to personal traits, not circumstance”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 05 Aug 2013 at 23:12 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Business Week
Title: “Colleges With Lenient Grades Get Six Times as Many Grads Into B-School - Businessweek”
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Publication: EurekAlert press release
Title: “Professionals often attribute applicants' success to personal traits, not circumstance”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Haas Berkeley press release
Title: “Are You Hiring the Wrong Person? | Berkeley-Haas”
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Publication: Harvard Business School
Title: “Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge”
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Publication: Inside Higher Ed
Title: “Study suggests admissions decisions reward grade inflation | Inside Higher Ed”
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Publication: LA Times Science Now
Title: “Grade inflation works - in schools and in the workforce, study finds - latimes.com”
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Publication: NewsWise
Title: “Are You Hiring the Wrong Person?”
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Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Title: “M.B.A. Admissions Tip: Always Go for an Easy 'A'”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Aug 2013 at 18:43 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Business Week
Title: “Colleges With Lenient Grades Get Six Times as Many Grads Into B-School”
http://www.businessweek.c...

Publication: Haas Berkeley press release
Title: “Are You Hiring the Wrong Person? | Berkeley-Haas”
http://newsroom.haas.berk...

Publication: Harvard Business School
Title: “Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway HBS Working Knowledge”
http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item...



Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Title: “M.B.A. Admissions Tip: Always Go for an Easy 'A'”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 04 Sep 2013 at 17:53 GMT

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Publication: Boston Globe
Title: “The trouble with grade inflation: It works - Ideas - The Boston Globe”
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Publication: Quartz
Title: “The psychological phenomenon that skews college admissions and hiring”
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Title: “The End of Princeton's Grade Deflation Experiment? - Eric Levenson - The Atlantic Wire”
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