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Reliability and Validity in Research

What is the meaning of reliability and validity as used in the research process?

Provide specific examples of research studies that could be completed at your healthcare workplace or ask someone that you know that works in healthcare, specifically commenting on how reliability and validity should be controlled for in the studies design (i.e. experimental, quasi-experimental, etc).

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Reliability and validity are both very important in the research process. They are both important in analyzing the quality of measures. Reliability refers to the consistency of an instrument. It also refers to the confidence the researchers have that the instrument will measure accurately each time. Validity refers to the extent that the instrument measures what it is intended to measure. Although reliability and validity are independent aspects, they are also somewhat related. A measurement procedure cannot be valid unless it's reliable however, a measurement can be reliable without being valid

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