"For those who wish to build a simulation exercise, this is a valuable book. It is designed for the practitioner or student and provides step-by-step procedures for constructing simulations for a variety of purposes: selection, promotion, training and development, and/or research. In adddition, the authors provide a conceptual schema upon which their procedures are based, refer to relevant literature, and provide guidance as to professional, legal, and ethical standards….It is an excellent book and should be useful to the target audience of practitioners and students. It should also be beneficial to researchers needing assessment exercises in their endeavors. It is worth the price."
"Thornton and Mueller-Hanson offer a much-needed, balanced guide for constructing simulation exercises that is based on theory, current research, and best practices. The book exemplifies the scientist-practitioner approach and provides readers with a rich understanding of the issues and challenges associated with developing and implementing simulation exercises. The authors have designed the book in such a way that assessment practitioners (HR staff, assessment center consultants) and students alike will find the content interesting, stimulating, and extremely user friendly. This book offers a value-added supplement to a course in psychometric theory, test construction, or personnel selection. It is a 'must read' for assessment center practitioners."
—Dr. Jeff Kudisch
University of Maryland
"Thornton and Mueller-Hanson's book is a solid guide for HR specialists, consultants, and students alike looking for guidance on how to construct and administer simulation exercises. The text is firmly based on the most current theory and research in the area, as well as the authors' vast experience in constructing simulations in organizations. This is not just another review book--it is truly a practical guide for constructing these types of assessment in the workplace. In addition, the text will serve as an excellent supplement to courses in psychometric theory, test construction, and individual assessment. These fields have been in need of such a book for a long time, and this book is sure to have a great impact."
—Dr. Deborah Rupp
University of Illinois
"The team of four assessors in our group who design assessment activities found the sections on 'fatal errors' and examples of personal experiences very helpful."
Human Resource Manager, Sprint
"This is a great book! I wish this had been around 26 years ago when I began my practice. It will be an asset to practitioners and a valuable teaching aid for students."
—Dr. David Morris
Consultant on Human Resource Management Techniques, Alexandria, Virginia