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Research Results: Reliability or Validity

Would you rather have results that are reliable or valid? Explain why? Under what conditions would one be achieved without the other? Give examples to illustrate your points.

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I would rather have research that is valid, although having data that is both valid and reliable is preferred. The reliability tests the ability of the research to be measured again, yielding consistent results. When it does, we can say that the research is reliable. Repeated over time, reliability is often affected. Without realizing it, variables can change that changes the results. When this happens, our research is no longer reliable to the researcher now using our ...

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This solution explains if it would be more advantageous to have results that are reliable or valid. A thorough explanation is provided. The conditions under which one could be achieved without the other being achieved is also explained in detail.