How Novelty Effects, Test Sensitization & Measurement Timing Can Threaten External Validity


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External validity is the extent to which _____.

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1. Brad is worried that the treatment he is giving for his study is only working because the treatment is completely new to his subjects. Which type of threat may be affecting the external validity of Brad's study?

2. At the beginning of her study, Brandy administers a test to her subjects. Later in the study, Brandy begins to wonder if giving the initial test may have improved the performance of her subjects. About which threat to external validity is Brandy worried?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of external validity, its importance and novelty effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • External validity
  • Novelty effects
  • Test sensitization
  • Measurement timing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on external validity threats
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding what novelty effects are and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as test sensitization and measurement timing

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled How Novelty Effects, Test Sensitization & Measurement Timing Can Threaten External Validity to examine this subject in greater detail. The following topics are included in this lesson:

  • The importance of external validity in a research study
  • Novelty effects that can impact a research study
  • A case example that demonstrates external validity threats