Revision I made about the different types of Validity

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What is Validity: Validity is the state in which
a measurement is accurate. Can what we find be
trusted and the result be accurate to the subject measure?
What is internal validity? Internal validity is an approximate truth
about interferences in cause and effect or casual relationships.
What is external Validity? Otherwise known as generalising. Refers
to the approximate truth from conclusions of the subject.
What is content Validity? Content validity means that the data
represents the entire range of possibilities from the subject.
What is concurrent Validity? Means when other results are
produced from the result for example if a test was down on depression
the result would also come with a test of the feelings of the depressed
person at the time.
What is construct
validity? Construct
validity is when a test
result has an
association with a
theoretical trait.

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