psyc 2017 CH8

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Chapter 8: Construct and External Validity in Experimental Research
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Experimental Validity Accuracy or correctness of an inference Types of validity that maximize obtaining experimental validity Statistical Conclusion Validity Internal validity Construct validity External validity
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Construct Validity The extent to which we can infer higher-order constructs for our operations. Constructs are used for Research participants Independent variable Dependent variable Experimental setting Example: What is the effect of praise on course performance for students with academic difficulties in challenging courses?
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How to Assess Construct Validity Have a clear definition of the construct of interest What are the prototypical features of the constructs? There is never a one-to-one correspondence between constructs and operations. Assess the match between the constructs and the operations used to represent them
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course PSYCH 2017 taught by Professor Beck during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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