Validity and reliability

However, in scholarly research, the rules are more strict and we are required to follow protocols so the data is as accurate and it can be applied to our issue under investigation.

Here is our DB discussion topic:

For this weeks assignment, please indicate two types of reliability (e.g., test-retest) and one type of validity (e.g., concurrent) and provide a definition of each then an example of when and how it would be applied in a research scenario. You are encouraged to apply this topic to your current job or profession.

Be sure to respond to at least 2 of your classmates’ posts.

The original work should be at least 350 word count

Requirements: 350 words

I am a social worker at a elementary school in Mississippi

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Validity measures whether a specific test has measured what it is supposed to measure. This is to ensure that the results recorded can be accurately interpreted and applied. Criterion-related validity is one type of validity that is used to measure to which extent the results of a used measure correspond or align to the results of other valid measures that apply a similar concept (Van Iddekinge et al., 2019). For example, during the hiring of new social workers, the school assesses different criteria that are likely to predict whether the new social workers would be effective in their job. Social workers who do well on the test are more likely to do well if employed than those who do poorly on a test.

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Validity and reliability