Internal Validity in Psychology: Threats, Definition & Examples


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A threat to internal validity that refers to any event other than the independent variable that occurred is called _________.

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1. Randomization relates to which threat to internal validity?

2. One of the reasons that we use standardized testing procedures addresses which threat to internal validity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Before taking this quiz, be sure that you know what internal validity is and what threatens it during experiments. Many of the quiz questions will ask you to identify particular threats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your knowledge of the following with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Identifying the names of various threats to internal validity
  • Which threat randomization relates to
  • What happens to the experiment when each threat is ruled out
  • The term for the variable that will change in an experiment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on internal validity in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding threats to the validity of experiments and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about randomization

Additional Learning

Check out the associated lesson called Internal Validity in Psychology: Threats, Definition & Examples to continue your studies. This lesson covers topics such as the following:

  • Types of variables
  • Threats to internal validity, such as maturation and attrition
  • Dealing with the threats