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validity

 [vah-lid´ĭ-te]
the extent to which a measuring device measures what it intends or purports to measure.
construct validity the degree to which an instrument measures the characteristic being investigated; the extent to which the conceptual definitions match the operational definitions.
content validity verification that the method of measurement actually measures what it is expected to measure; see also face validity.
external validity the extent to which study findings can be generalized beyond the sample used in the study.
face validity a type of content validity, determining the suitability of a given instrument as a source of data on the subject under investigation, using common-sense criteria.
internal validity the extent to which the effects detected in a study are truly caused by the treatment or exposure in the study sample, rather than being due to other biasing effects of extraneous variables.
predictive validity the effectiveness of one set of test or research results as a predictor of the outcome of future experiments or tests.

face va·lid·i·ty

the extent to which the items of a test or procedure appear superficially to sample that which is to be measured.

face validity

A type of psychometric validity for which the assessment instrument appears on its face—i.e., by inspection and consideration of the semantic content of the items in the questionnaire—to measure what it is designed to measure.

face validity (fāsˑ v·liˑ·di·tē),

n the degree to which a questionnaire or other measurement appears to reflect the variable it has been designed to measure.

face va·lid·i·ty

(fās vă-lidi-tē)
Extent to which items used in a test or procedure appear superficially to sample that which is to be measured.
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The ED PQIs have face validity and have been tested empirically for identifying patterns in ED usage that reflect community-level health, access to care, and supportive services.
For the V-Dem index for electoral democracy (v2x_polyarchy) and the related but more narrowly defined index for elections (v2x_EDcomp_thick), analysis provide strong evidence that a categorization with high face validity and high correlations is dependent on capturing a conditional relationship to two critical variables when it comes to the 3- and 4-level categorizations.
In summary, the aim of this study was to examine the face validity of the ASSIST (V3.
Face validity is the extent to which the language is appropriate and item construction appears meaningful, consistent in meaning and in interpretation, and congruent with the construct that the instrument was designed to measure.
The authors would like to express their gratitude to the professors who kindly assisted in the procedures of face and content validity, as well as the nurses and patients whose participation in face validity and their responses to the questionnaire made our work possible.
The additional General Scores were introduced for both potential predictive validity and face validity improvement: the extent to which each of the PET domains (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning; and English) is relevant to academic studies depends on the course of study being pursued.
With the awareness that the presentation of a preliminary proposal of an indirect grammar test to assess proficiency in tertiary settings could be highly unpopular in terms of face validity, at the BAAL Conference 2011 (Arguelles et al.
While the survey was pilot tested for face validity, the questions were not rigorously assessed for content validity to measure attitude.
The content validity of CASC has been demonstrated by the College Blueprint (11) and the face validity appears to be good.
This study was developed with the aim of gathering evidence of face validity for the 24 pictures developed for the study of cue reactivity, from which 12 pictures are related to smoking and 12 are matched control pictures.
IRB approval was obtained and the survey was pilot-tested for face validity.
In contrast, face validity refers to the degree that the instrument appears to have content validity.