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Validity and Validation

Catherine S. Taylor


This book is an introduction to validity theory and to the methods used to obtain evidence for the validity of research and assessment results. The book pulls together the best thinking from educational and psychological research and assessment over the past 50 years. It briefly describes validity theory's roots in the philosophy of science. It highlights the ways that these philosophical perspectives influence concepts of internal and external validity in research methodology, as well as concepts of validity and reliability in educational and psychological tests and measurements. Each chapter ... More

Keywords: validity theory, philosophy of science, internal validity, external validity, research methodology, reliability, validation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199791040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine S. Taylor, author