ERIC Number: ED109248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
What is the Problem of Construct Validity?
Popp, Jerome A.
In this paper it is argued that the problem of construct validation in the construction of instruments and indicators is an important problem for educational researchers and practitioners; moreover, it is claimed that the popular notion of operational definition is a misleading idea which has obscured the problem of construct validity in educational inquiry. Degree of construct validity is defined as a probability and then interpreted in light of each of three views of probability: as a frequency, a propensity, and a degree of subjective belief. Finally, construct validity is examined with respect to questions of theoretical, practical, and statistical significance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)