Define: Construct Validity

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Definition: Construct Validity


Quick Summary of Construct Validity


Construct validity refers to the degree to which inferences can legitimately be made from the operationalisations in your study to the theoretical constructs on which those operationalisations were based. Like external validity, construct validity is related to generalising.




What is the dictionary definition of Construct Validity?

Dictionary Definition


Construct validity is “the degree to which a test measures what it claims, or purports, to be measuring.” In the classical model of test validity, construct validity is one of three main types of validity evidence, alongside content validity and criterion validity.


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Full Definition of Construct Validity


Construct validity refers to the degree to which inferences can legitimately be made from the operationalisations in your study to the theoretical constructs on which those operationalisations were based. Like external validityconstruct validity is related to generalising.


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This glossary post was last updated: 9th August 2019.