Reliability & Validity in Psychology: Definitions & Differences


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A study that seeks to determine if blondes have more fun by analyzing blonde-haired people who own dogs fails.

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1. A study that seeks to determine the long-term health impact of playing professional football that only includes current players fails

2. A study that seeks to determine the effectiveness of a fast food commercial that tests some people before lunch and others after lunch fails.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this assessment, you can expect to be asked about things like types of validity, examples of validity, and the definitions of reliability and validity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate a bit, you'll demonstrate your understanding of:

  • Distinguishing between types of validity
  • Reliability in psychological studies
  • Validity in psychological studies

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about validity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the classifications of validity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding reliability and validity in a psychological context and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Discover what other information is available regarding these subjects by reading our accompanying lesson. This lesson, Reliability and Validity, will cover:

  • Test-retest reliability
  • Types of validity
  • Applications of reliability and validity