RES-825 Topic 7 DQ 2 - In some quantitative studies the terms "external validity" and "generalizability….
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RES-825 Topic 7 DQ 2
Theories of Inquiry – Quantitative Methods for the Human Sciences
In some quantitative studies the terms "external validity" and "generalizability" are portrayed as synonymous. In contrast, Reichardt (2011) makes the claim that external validity and generalizability should be considered distinct concepts. What is external validity? What are the merits of distinguishing between external validity and generalizability of quantitative results?