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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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While the study by MacDermid et al (2007) utilised Classical Test Theory (CTT) to assess validity of the PRWHE, Rasch analysis, a form of Item Response Theory (IRT), may also be used in the development and evaluation of the internal construct validity of a patient reported outcome measure (Tennant et al 2004, Kersten and Kayes 2011).
Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the construct validity and construct responsiveness of the Dutch version of the COPM-P [49] in a population with chronic pain by comparing the results with results on a diagnosis-specific measure of functioning, the PDI [50], and a generic quality of life scale, the RAND-36 [51].
Conclusion: The MCAS has acceptable reliability and relative construct validity and is useful in assessing bowel function in patients receiving radiotherapy.
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Establishing construct validity is a long process, with each test providing information and suggesting revisions that can aid the next empirical test" (Bollen, 1989, p.
Without a more in-depth look at the construct validity of the treatments she was actually providing to this young person, our efforts to identity, key elements that promote real change would not have been successful.
The factor analysis provided construct validity for the theory of perceived organizational hypocrisy.
Construct validity is key to establishing other, more readily quantifiable, types of validity (Anastasi, 1992; Cronbach, 1980).
Construct validity assesses whether a given indicator (level 3) is associated with other indicators (level 3) in away that conforms to the theoretical expectations about their interrelationship.
Meyers, Nihira, and Zetlin (1979) reviewed 26 adaptive behavior measures and found a number with adequate construct validity.
In addition, we evaluated the reliability and construct validity of the knowledge indices.
Also, measurement systems should reflect Messick's (1988, 1994) four facets of validity: (a) construct validity, (b) values implications, (c) relevance and utility, and (d) social consequences, which refer to both the justification for and the function of the test.