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ERIC Number: EJ836560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-2909
(Part of) the Case for a Pragmatic Approach to Validity: Comment on De Houwer, Teige-Mocigemba, Spruyt, and Moors (2009)
Nosek, Brian A.; Greenwald, Anthony G.
Psychological Bulletin, v135 n3 p373-376 May 2009
In their review of validity of the Implicit Association Test and affective priming, J. De Houwer, S. Teige-Mocigemba, A. Spruyt, and A. Moors identified validity with establishment of "basic theoretical understanding" of the measures. It is agreed that theoretical understanding has an important role in making measures more valid and useful. Nevertheless, the authors conclude that scientific advancement will more often be well served by prioritizing pragmatic goals of establishing the predictive validity of the measures and their adequate sensitivity to individual differences. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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