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Validation of the PEDro tool: Maher, C. G., Sherrington, C., Herbert, R. D., Moseley, A. M., & Elkins, M. (2003). Reliability of the PEDro scale for rating quality of randomized controlled trials. Physical therapy, 83(8), 713-721.
Historically, the generalized institution of systematic evaluation procedures began in the 1950's. Initial performance appraisal systems began as methods for justifying relative income distributions -- deciding whether or not the wage of an individual employee, relative to other employees, was justifiable. However, with the evolution of performance appraisal procedures, the traditional emphasis on reward outcomes was progressively reduced. Instead, the usefulness of appraisal as a tool for motivation and development was recognized.