The Validity of Measurement: Definition, Importance & Types

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Validity is _____.

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1. Which of these is NOT an example of a construct?

2. Sharon has a survey that appears to measure depression. Which of the following types of validity does it have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of this quiz and worksheet, you will be able to understand what validity is and why it is important in psychology. Key concepts to remember include examples of a construct and the types of validity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be assessed on the following:

  • What validity is concerned with measuring a construct
  • The term for validity that is concerned with how a survey relates to a topic
  • Validity that is concerned with what people think a survey measures

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also allow you to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what validity is and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different forms of validity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of measurement validity

Additional Learning

Learn more about validity by referring to the lesson The Validity of Measurement: Definition, Importance & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of validity
  • Learn about constructs
  • Distinguish between the different types of validity
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