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ERIC Number: EJ892863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Causal Inferences in the Campbellian Validity System
Lund, Thorleif
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v54 n3 p205-220 Jun 2010
The purpose of the present paper is to critically examine causal inferences and internal validity as defined by Campbell and co-workers. Several arguments are given against their counterfactual effect definition, and this effect definition should be considered inadequate for causal research in general. Moreover, their defined independence between internal and construct validity is not meaningful. An alternative causal inference and its validity are proposed, where the causal effect is defined in factual terms, and where the causal inference includes constructs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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