Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study


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The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

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1. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

2. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you check your knowledge of reliability and validity. You will be tested on examples of reliability and the various forms of validity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo helps gauge your knowledge of:

  • Consistency
  • An example of making sure cause-effect relationships within a study are true
  • Making sure the results of a study can be applied to the real world
  • An example of making sure the results of a study group hold true outside of the study

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you test out these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related research lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the different forms of validity
  • Practice problems - use acquired knowledge to solve research practice problems

Additional Learning

You can have a further look at validity and reliability by reading over the corresponding lesson titled Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what reliability is and the different kinds
  • Identify and define the various types of validity
  • Review examples of reliability and validity.