Generalization & External Validity


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External validity is the extent to which:

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1. Mary is conducting a study with second-grade students, but wants to be sure that her findings can be applied to all elementary school-aged students. About which type of generalization does Mary seem most concerned?

2. Which of the following would NOT be a construct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess your understanding of the lesson on external validity and generalization. You will be quizzed on terms like construct and generalization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • A construct
  • External validity
  • Generalization

Skills Practiced

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related experiment lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding external validity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding constructs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about external validity and generalization, review the accompanying lesson on Generalization & External Validity. This lesson will help you:

  • Define external validity
  • Identify the purposes of external validity
  • Learn about properties of a construct
  • Generalize beyond the lab