Module 4 Discussion - Answer the following questions and...

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Answer the following questions and reply to at least two colleagues: How do researchers determine reliability in a study? Describe the major types of each. How do researchers determine validity in a study? Describe the major types of each. As a member of a journal club that is discussing the instructor assigned article in this course, what would you identify as strengths and / or weaknesses of the reliability and validity section of this article? Hint: Use Chapter 10 to help you answer these questions. Reliability focuses on the consistency of a measurement method. Reliability testing determines the measurement error in an instrument of scale used in a study. Reliability testing focuses on the following aspects of reliability, stability, equivalence, and internal consistency. With Stability reliability is concerned with the reproducibility of scores with repeated measure of the same concept or attribute with a scale or instrument over time. Equivalence testing involves

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