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Internal Validity
ensures that a researcher's experiment design closely follows the principle of cause and effect. Are the changes in DV down to the IV or the error sources?
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Validity and Reliability
Validity refers to what degree the research reflects the given research problem, while Reliability refers to how consistent a set of measurements are.
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Face Validity
a measure of how representative a research project is 'at face value,' and whether it appears to be a good project.
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Criterion Validity
whether a test reflects a certain set of abilities. whether a test reflects a certain set of abilities.
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Concurrent Validity
a measure of how well a particular test correlates with a previously validated measure.
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Construct Validity
How well a test or an experiment measures up to its claims. Think the Dr analogy.
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External Validity
External validity asks the question of generalizability: To what populations, settings, treatment variables and measurement variables can this effect be generalized?
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Population Validity
Population validity is a type of external validity which describes how well the sample used can be extrapolated to a population as a whole.
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Predictive Validity
Predictive validity involves testing a group of subjects for a certain construct, and then comparing them with results obtained at some point in the future.
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Ecological Validity
Ecological validity is a type of external validity which looks at the testing environment and determines how much it influences behavior.
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Content Validity
the estimate of how much a measure represents every single element of a construct. Science teacher analogy.
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Convergent validity and discriminant validity
Convergent validity tests that constructs that are expected to be related are, in fact, related.Discriminant validity (or divergent validity) tests that constructs that should have no relationship do, in fact, not have any relationship.
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whether a test reflects a certain set of abilities. whether a test reflects a certain set of abilities.

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