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Validity Issues in Adult Development & Aging Research: Explanation & Examples

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A meta-analysis _____.

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1. Age, time, and _____ can explain most issues with validity in aging and adult research

2. Time issues with validity have to do with which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of research validity using this quiz and corresponding printable worksheet. To pass, you will need an understanding of what a meta-analysis involves as well as the three overarching issues involved with validity in research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This printable worksheet and quiz will help you assess you knowledge of:

  • Characteristics of meta-analysis
  • Three issues with research validity
  • What time issues involve
  • Type of validity involving expert approval
  • Focus of ecological validity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ecological validity and meta-analysis
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding issues with research validity and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology of aging lesson on research validity issues

Additional Learning

To learn more about what makes research valid, review the corresponding lesson titled Validity Issues in Adult Development & Aging Research: Explanation & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what validity is
  • Understand what ecological validity involves and its differences from other types
  • Identify the main types of validity in research and their characteristics
  • Appreciate when a researcher might use meta-analysis
  • Describe the three overall areas in which validity can be measured
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