Title

The Concept of Face Validity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1979

Keywords

Construct Validity, Face Validity, Research Practice, Theoretical Discussion, Logical Defect

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00222826

Abstract

The concept of “face validity”, used in the sense of the contrast between “face validity” and “construct validity”, is conventionally understood in a way which is wrong and misleading. The wrong view had relatively limited consequences for research practice per se. However, it is a serious obstacle in theoretical discussions of certain “philosophical” or “foundational” issues. In this brief note I would like to point out the logical defect in the conventional position and correct it by making the necessary distinctions.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Quality and Quantity, v. 13, issue 1, p. 85-90

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