Validity

Validity

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Term2.png VALIDITY
Is about truth and speaks to why a representation of reality or an evaluative account should be trusted. It is the extent to which data collection methods or tests accurately measure what they are supposed to valid evaluations take into account all relevant factors, given the whole context of the evaluation and weigh them appropriately in the process of formulating conclusions and recommendations.[1]



References

  1. Norris Nigel in Mathison, Sandra. Encyclopaedia of Evaluation, pp 439, Ed. University of British Columbia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005.