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  • Validity
    • Validity; whether you have measured the behaviour you set out to test
    • Internal Validity;  refers to whether the effects observed in a study are due to the manipulation of the independent variable and not some other factor.
    • Face Validity; whether something looks like it will measure what it is supposed to measure
    • Criterion validity; assesses whether a test a certain set of abilities
    • Construct Validity; doe a test measure all measure all aspects of the behaviour in question
    • Concurrent Validity; when a test correlates well with a measure that has previously been validated
    • External Validity; looks at factors outside of the study, e.g. who the study is aimed to be representative of and where we can generalise findings of behaviour to
    • Ecological Validity; whether the study can be generalised to real life situations
    • Population Validity; refers to whether the sample is representative of the target population of the study


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