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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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An alternating treatment design, for example, may require separate instructional sets to minimize carry-over effects, which is crucial for internal validity.
Given an appropriate means of measurement, internal validity causes statistical validity but not vice versa.
For researchers testing the internal validity of universalistic theories (upper left quadrant), the predictions are presumed to hold for all populations; in other words, there is no theoretical reason to anticipate that one particular sample would respond differently than another.
The internal validity of a research study refers to the level of confidence in believing that changes in the variables being measured are due to the treatment protocol being used.
Two studies (Glasgow et al 2003, Nomden et al 2009) fulfilled all three criteria for internal validity representing a low risk of bias, while six studies satisfied two criteria.
The protocol used for this study enabled the researchers to increase the response rate Ability to assess The use of "behavioral observations" internal validity enabled evaluators to triangulate data to confirm the internal validity of data collected with the VAS Used for varying The scale is beneficial for use in low literacy levels literacy or non-English speaking participants Limitations 3-point Likert- The use of the 3-point scale does not type scales provide as much variance in responses as a 5 or 7-point scale.
I especially appreciate Perry's discussion of threats to internal validity and the Internal Validity Evaluation Inventory (p.
Perhaps one of the most debated issues in experimental design is the trade-off between internal validity and external validity.
In social science jargon, high internal validity (yep, the ad made a difference) was purchased by sacrificing external validity (it is difficult to extend to actual settings).
To minimize any implementation threat to internal validity resulting from differential selection of instructors (Onwuegbuzie, 2003), the same instructor taught all sections of the research methodology course.
But John Bola, in a peer-reviewed article, analyzed all existing studies with good internal validity that compared programs initially using and not using anti-psychotics, with follow-up of at least a year, and found that outcomes slightly favored programs that started treatment without anti-psychotics.
Chapters cover the steps of the process, feasibility, evaluating sources, criteria for inferring effectiveness, and how to appraise the nature and logic of experiments and quasi-experiments, nonequivalent comparison groups designs, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and studies that do not emphasize causality and internal validity.