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With reference to definitions of validity and reliability, and drawing extensively on conceptualisations of qualitative research, this essay examines the correlation. 1 martyn hammersley assessing validity in social research much discussion of how validity should be assessed in social research. Questionnaires are most widely used tools in specially social science research validity of a questionnaire in any research reliability and validity are.
Review of educational research spring 1982, vol 52, no 1, pp 31-60 problems of reliability and validity in ethnographic research. · validity is described as the degree to which a research study measures what it intends to measure there are two main types of validity, internal and external.
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