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Requirements of External Validity: Internal Validity & Replication

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Which of the following statements best describes external validity?

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1. Which of the following statements best describes replication?

2. What should we conclude about a research study where only the independent variable affects the dependent variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help assess your understanding of characteristics of external validity and its requirements. You will need to know what replication involves and the definition of external validity in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • The process of replication
  • Definition of external validity
  • Characteristics of a lab experiment
  • Type of external validity in field experiments

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding external validity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of lab experiments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the process of replication and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about external validity, review the accompanying lesson titled Requirements of External Validity: Internal Validity & Replication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what external validity is
  • Identify what replication involves
  • Compare and contrast internal validity and external validity
  • Find examples of external validity
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