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ERIC Number: ED068500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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Model for Instructional Validation.
Young, Jon I.; Young, Kent L.
Two general areas of instructional validation are discussed: internal validation, which occurs within the framework of a single environment, and external validation, which involves the comparison of two different environmental frameworks. Several sample and basic designs are presented which may be used to validate instructional material. Two studies are then presented wherein data was collected to examine the usefulness of specific instructional procedures. Some comparisons are emphasized regarding internal and external validation procedures, although they both result in important data. Chief among these is the fact that internal validation occurs under strict controls, but the information acquired is only conclusive for the system in which the research occurs; external validity studies offer more generalizable results, but the conclusions cannot be as definite. For internal validation the test may be specifically designed to fit the system, but for external validation the test must be standard for both systems. A combination of designs may be used to validate instructional material both internally and externally in the same process in order to measure the lasting effect of the instruction. (Author/LH)
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