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What is face/test validity?

Get a judge with relevant expertise in the area to assess wether the test seems appropriate
= makes suggestions to improve the test

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What is content validity?

Focus on whether the test covers the whole topic area it should
= allows you to remove poor areas and change items as well as adding in missing items

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What is concurrent validity?

Have 2 sets of scores, one from the new test and one from a test already validated = should correlate
BUT old test may not be valid

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What is predictive validity?

Can the test predict events in the future
- correlation of two sets of scores taken at different times
Improved: adding further predictors so controlling for other factors e.g parental support

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What is meant by external validity?

How well the results can be generalised beyond the study itself

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What is population validity?

Whether we can generalise the results from the specific sample used

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What is ecological validity?

Whether the results obtained in one setting can be generalised to others settings