face validity

face validity
A property of a test in which its appearance suggests to an observer that it will measure that which it has been designed to measure.

One means toward avoiding a split between a profession and its academic discipline is to ensure that teaching programmes have face validity for members of those professions in which students might seek employment.

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  • Face validity — is a property of a test intended to measure something. The test is said to have face validity if it looks like it is going to measure what it is supposed to measure. [http://www.chssc.salford.ac.uk/healthSci/resmeth2000/resmeth/validity.htm] For… …   Wikipedia

  • face validity — ➔ validity * * * face validity UK US noun [U] ECONOMICS ► in statistics, etc., the fact of something seeming to be a reasonable or accurate measure of something: »If a test has face validity, then it looks like a valid test to those who use it …   Financial and business terms

  • face validity — a type of content validity, determining the suitability of a given instrument as a source of data on the subject under investigation, using common sense criteria …   Medical dictionary

  • face validity — noun : apparent but untested statistical validity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Face Validity — ⇡ Validität …   Lexikon der Economics

  • validity — va‧lid‧i‧ty [vəˈlɪdti] noun [uncountable] LAW when a document is legally acceptable: • The shareholder group may question the legal validity of the merger in court. ˈface ˌvalidity STATISTICS figures, results, or data with face validity appear… …   Financial and business terms

  • Очевидная валидность (face validity) — О. в. можно определить как то, в какой степени содержание теста и его заданий (пунктов) выглядит в глазах тестируемого подходящим для данной ситуации. Содержание очевидно валидных тестов легко опознается выполняющими их лицами, и потому ответы на …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • Validity (statistics) — In psychology, validity has two distinct fields of application. The first involves test validity, a concept that has evolved with the field of psychometrics but which textbooks still commonly gloss over in explaining that it is the degree to… …   Wikipedia

  • validity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ equal ▪ Don t you think that both views have equal validity? ▪ doubtful, dubious, questionable ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • validity — The property of being genuine, a true reflection of attitudes, behaviour, or characteristics. A measure (such as a question, series of questions, or test) is considered valid if it is thought to measure the concept or property which it claims to… …   Dictionary of sociology

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