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Flashcards in validity and reliability Deck (13):
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internal validity

wether a study or measurement has measured what it intended to measure

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mundane realism

the extent to which features of a study mirror everyday life

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experimental realism

the extent to which participants believe in the experimental set up and therefore will behave naturally

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external validity

the extent to which a study can be generalised beyond the research situation

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ecological validity

the environment that the study was conducted in and wether we can generalise this to other settings such as everyday life

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population validity

the people used in the study and wether we can generalise from them to other people

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internal reliability

the extent to which something is consistent within itself

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external reliability

the extent to which a measure varies over time

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validity

refers to the legitimacy of a measurement or study

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reliability

consistency/repeatability

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lacks reliability

lacks validity

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threats to validity

contrived set up
demand characteristics
extraneous variables
social desirability bias

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threats to reliability

ambiguous questions on a questionaire or interview
confusing beh. categories in observations