What is External Validity in Research? - Definition & Examples

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Which of the following is NOT correct in connection with external validity in research?

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1. What is the main goal of research?

2. A researcher has more control over variables when they do research in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When conducting research, it is important for those conducting the study to ensure there is external validity in their results. This quiz and worksheet combination will aim to test your understanding of this concept by asking questions pertaining to various aspects of the research process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on:

  • How researchers generalize results
  • Goal of research
  • Research with controlled variables
  • Definition of external validity

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on external validity in research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the primary goal of research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways to conduct research

Additional Learning

Study the related lesson, What is External Validity in Research? - Definition & Examples, to learn more about this topic. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • Define external validity in research
  • Understand the importance of external validity
  • Differentiate between control and generalization
  • Identify internal validity
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