Methods for Increasing External Validity


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Which of the following best defines external validity?

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1. Mary conducts a study at her research lab, but wants to increase the external validity of her study. To do this, Mary asks her friend Barry if he would be willing to share his data from a similar study. Barry agrees, and Mary adds his data to hers. Which of the following is the method Mary is using to increase the external validity of her study?

2. Which of the following best describes nonreactive measures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you gauge your knowledge of ways to increase external validity. You will be quizzed on terms, such as aggregation and external validity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • Aggregation
  • Nonreactive measures
  • Naturalistic observations
  • Field research

Skills Practiced

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

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding aggregation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about external validity
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key concepts, such as naturalistic observation

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson titled Methods for Increasing External Validity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define external validity
  • Determine how to increase external validity
  • Examine the benefits of using nonreactive measures
  • Learn about the purposes of naturalistic observations