Construct Validity

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Definition: Construct Validity

Construct Validity

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.

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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Definition Sources

Definitions for Construct Validity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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