SOCI 1.docx - Validity whether our measurement really measure what we intended to measure Let’s say we have the concept of gender inequality I

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Validity: whether our measurement really measure what we intended to measure. Let’s say we have the concept of gender inequality; I operationalize it and we say gender wage gap. I asked people what their household income is. Bunun konuyla alakası yok. Burdan gender wage gap’i nerden görebilirim? What should I do to make it valid? I asked men and women their income separately. E.g. IQ tests. Measuring people’s IQs. Whether these IQ tests are really mea- suring the IQ as we mean. Different Types of validity: Face validity: most basic and discussed one. It is seeing whether measuring whether the content of the questions reflected in your analysis. E.g. Face validity is very similar to the general term of validity. You understand at the first look. We should definitely first understand whether the mea- sure you are using is getting to the core of the concept that you use in your research question. Concurrent validity : The research might seek to get the concurrent validity in their research. You don’t have to use it but there should be face validity obviously. Concurrent validity: there is a cri-
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