Methods of validating research
Because health measures can be used for different purposes, validity needs to be evaluated separately for each purpose.
However, there are no standard guidelines available for validating health measures.
Volume 4 concentrates on evaluation to improve policy with sections on performance management, systematic reviews, institutionalization and utilization and policy learning and design.
The collection offers a unique and unparalleled guide to this rapidly expanding research method.
In the field of Psychology, research is a necessary component of determining whether a given treatment is effective and if our current understanding of human behavior is accurate.
Therefore, it is important to operationalize or define the construct precisely.It demonstrates how method and theory are applied in policy and strategy and will be an invaluable addition to any social science library.Elliot Stern is the editor of Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, and works both as an independent consultant. Validity studies increase understanding of the meaning of a score and the meaning of differences or changes in that score.