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Face validity (sometimes called logical or surface validity) refers to the degree to which a test subjectively appears to measure the variable or construct that it is supposed to measure. That is, it is merely a subjective, superficial assessment of whether the measurement procedure you use in a study appears to be a valid measure of a given variable or construct.[1]


  1. ^ Laerd Dissertation. Face Validity. <http://dissertation.laerd.com/face-validity.php>

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