Validity & Reliability

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What is meant by validity?
The extent to which test measures what it claims to.
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What is internal validity?
Whether the study has tested what it set out to test.
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What is external validity?
The degree to which a research finding can be generalized to other settings/groups of people.
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What is ecological validity?
Findings generalized to other settings.
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What does mundane realism refer to?
How a study mirrors the real world.
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What does reliability refer to?
The consistency of a measure.
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When is a research method considered reliable?
If we can repeat it and get the same results.
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How is reliability measured?
Test-retest reliability; inter-rater reliability.
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