What is external validity and what are some factors relating to this concept?

Your reading for the next two weeks relate, in particular, to between groups experiments that have internal validity problems. What is internal validity and what are some factors that could create such problems? Locate one article or study that you feel has internal validity problems. Specifically discuss these and then offer suggestions as to how to improve the experiment. You may have to look for these examples in some pretty questionable journals or other magazine sources as scientific journal will not usually public “poorly designed studies” with such errors.

Be certain to provide the specific reference of this article. (The name of the author or authors, title of the article, journal name, year published etc.) These articles may come from the following fields: Psychology, Medical Studies, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Education, or Human Resources/Management.

Your readingĀ  for the next two weeks includes a section on “external validity”. What is external validity and what are some factors relating to this concept? Locate one article or study that you feel has external validity problems. Specifically discuss these and then offer suggestions as to how to redesign the experiment in some fashion to overcome this issue (at least in part).

Be certain to provide the specific reference of this article. (The name of the author or authors, title of the article, journal name, year published etc.) These articles may come from the following fields: Psychology, Medical Studies, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Education, or Human Resources/Management.

It is important to express your own thoughts in the discussion board forum. Please answer in your own words. I would be greatly disappointed to read answers that were nothing more than “cut and paste” exercises. Please observe proper spelling, grammar rules, and refrain from use of slang or profanity as this will diminish your score.

An answer of at least 200 words per question is required for full credit (20 points) That is at least 400 words totalĀ on this assignment (200 minimum per question). The most certain way to receiving a poor score on this assignment is to provide a response of less than the minimum number of words

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