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Posted by **Tian** on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 1:18am.

(a) If an applicant falls into the lower 20% (lowest quintile) educationally, then the applicant is automatically eliminated from consideration for employment. What cutoff point, in terms of number of years of formal education, is being used?

(b) If an applicant falls into the upper 25% (highest quartile) educationally, then it is felt that the applicant is overeducated for the job, and is also eliminated from consideration. What upper cutoff point, in terms of years of formal education, is being used?

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 11:34amZ = (score-mean)/SD

Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportions indicated. Use the corresponding Z scores to find the scores with the equation above.

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