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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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We also obtained face validity of the pre/post-test from five independent science educators who checked the clarity and validity of each item as it relates to the intended cognitive order "Remember"" of Revised Bloom's taxonomy (Anderson et al.
The following psychometric properties were considered most relevant to this analysis: face validity, respondent acceptability, test-retest reliability, and internal consistency.
Validation ensures that operational input results in a realistic and reasonable operational output and passes the face validity test.
This face validity is due to the generally positive nature of the profile (Leung, Su & Morris, 2001), the accepted authority of the evaluator and the belief that the analysis was unique to them (Hannay, Arisholm, Engvik & Sj0berg, 2010; Dickson & Kelly, 1985).
Personal contact with the patients and interviews with them led the authors to apply a multidimensional method for adoption of the PI HAQ and to avoid some existing limitations in the previous study (6) conducted in Iran, including having limitations on examinations for construct validity and face validity.
Of the many forms of validity in research, face validity is perhaps most important when it comes to professional take-up of curriculum.
Face validity verifies the fact that the instrument appears to measure relevant content (Burns & Grove 2001:798).
face validity needs to be used in that the teacher writes the test items which cover what has been taught
Speaking about the results, Simen said, "MSEW is a novel paradigm with excellent face validity that allows for in depth examination of the behavioral and neurobiological effects of maternal separation".
A face validity session of experts in breast disease was held at the at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
The committee then turned to face validity as a potential selection tool.
The inclusion of quality indicators of CBM writing is one way to address face validity concerns.