External Validity in Psychology: Threats, Definition & Examples


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What is external validity?

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1. All of the following are types of generalization except which one?

2. Which of the following statements are NOT true?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are useful for gauging your comprehension of external validity. Concepts you'll need to know for the quiz include generalization types and threats to external validity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these study tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • External validity definition
  • Types of generalizations
  • Methods for improving external validity
  • Threats to external validity

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allow you to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as external validity
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding generalizations

Additional Learning

More information about external validity is included in the lesson, External Validity in Psychology: Threats, Definition & Examples. The lesson accomplishes the following goals:

  • Define external validity and related concepts
  • Explore generalization types
  • View an example of a gradient of similarity
  • Understand the basics of the sampling method
  • Recall the two methods of improving external validity
  • Identify the threats to external validity