Validity in social sciences research
by Kaneshko Sangar
| 7 Questions
Note from the author:
Test on validity in social research
What is a research design?
A) A way of conducting research that is not grounded in theory
B) The choice between using qualitative or quantitative methods
C) The style in which you present your research findings, e.g. a graph
D) A framework for every stage of the collection and analysis of data
If a study is "reliable", this means that:
A) It was conducted by a reputable researcher who can be trusted
B) The measures devised for concepts are stable on different occasions
C) The findings can be generalized to other social settings
D) The methods are stated clearly enough for the research to be replicated
Lincoln & Guba (1985) propose that an alternative criterion for evaluating qualitative research would be:
A) Impressiveness
B) Trustworthiness

C) Joyfulness
D) Messiness
"Internal validity" refers to:
A) Whether or not there is really a causal relationship between two variables
B) Whether or not the findings are relevant to the participants' everyday lives
C) The degree to which the researcher feels that this was a worthwhile project
D) How accurately the measurements represent underlying concepts
Survey research is cross-sectional and therefore:
A) High in replicability but low in internal validity
B) High in internal validity but low in reliability
C) High in ecological validity but low in external validity
D) None of the above
Below are a number of terms we have studied. Define each with one or two paragraphs in space provided (10 Minutes)
Internal validity:

External validity:

Access the link provided and complete the short quizz "A Great British Quiz".
After completing the quizz write 150-200 words text reflecting on the Validity of the quiz result.


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