The Concept of Face Validity
Construct Validity, Face Validity, Research Practice, Theoretical Discussion, Logical Defect
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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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Quality and Quantity, v. 13, issue 1, p. 85-90
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Turner, Stephen, "The Concept of Face Validity" (1979). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 207.