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validity

noun authenticity, authority, correctness, force, forcefulness, genuineness, gravitas, lawfulness, legal force, legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, meritoriousness, pondus, potency, power, puissance, reality, realness, soundness, strength, trueness, truth, veracity, verity
Associated concepts: validity of a statute
Foreign phrases: Quod in minori valet valebit in majori; et quod in majori non valet nec valebit in minori.That which is valid in the greater shall be valid in the less; and that which is not valid in the greater shall neither be valid in the less. Nul charter, nul vente, ne nul done vault perpetuallent, si le donor n’est seise al temps de contracts de deux droits, sc. del droit de possession et del droit de propertie. No grant, no sale, no gift, is valid forever, unless the donor, at the time of the contract, has two rights, namely, the right of possession, and the right of property. Quae ab initio non valent, ex post facto convalescere non possunt. Things invalid from the beginning cannot be made valid by a subsequent act. Semper praesumitur pro matrimonio. The presumption is always in favor of the vaaidity of a marriage. Quod initio vitiosum est non potest tractu temporis convalescere. That which is void from the beginning cannot become valid by lapse of time. Pacta conventa quae neque contra leges neque dolo malo inita sunt omni modo observanda sunt. Agreements which are not contrary to the laws nor entered into with a fraudulent design must be observed in all respects. Quod initio non valet, tractu temporis non valet. That which is void at the beginning does not become valid by lapse of time.
See also: credibility, honesty, legality, legitimacy, quality, strength, weight

validity

see HARTIAN JURISPRUDENCE, KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE.
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Convergent construct validity (Campbell & Fiske, 1959) was established by examining correlations using Pearson's r between the domains of the ACE and the respective instruments with which they were expected to associate.
Construct validity is therefore more important for nonmarket valuation than for most applications using market data.
The issues of both content and construct validity seem very important for those 22 (29%) scales not reported to have been subjected to a factor analysis.
Thus, these findings provided initial evidence of construct validity for the subscales, particularly the two subscales associated with behavioral inhibition.
Since the challenge for occupational therapists is to use a top-down approach to more directly assess a person's ability to perform occupational tasks, it is important to compare the top-down assessments for construct validity with gold standard tests that have good construct validity for the underlying area of study.
Construct validity was demonstrated by confirming a factorial structure of the scale with a sample of varsity student-athletes participating in Division I team sports.
These results reveal good construct validity indicating CSS a valid measure of the construct of coping.
Theoretical Content Adequacy and Construct Validity
The 12-item scale was found to have face, content, and beginning evidence of construct validity.
The current study reports on the SAS's internal consistency, construct validity, and criterion validity for a medium-sized rural/suburban district.
Construct validity is the degree to which a test measures what it claims, or purposes, to be measured.