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    Statistics in Health Science: reliability and validity of research

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    In teaching the role of statistical application in Health Science, the importance of reliable and valid data is very critical in research process. Do you think every research study should involve issues of reliability and validity? Explain your rationale.

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    Reliability provides a measure of the consistency of a measure. If you've designed a test with good reliability, the same person will obtain similar scores on it repeatedly. More importantly, people with similar traits will obtain similar scores on the test. This is a crucial component of any study. There's not much point in doing a study with low reliability. As an example, imagine that you are working with children with Autism and you want to know whether a training program works. If you ...

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    The expert determines if they think every research study should involve issues of reliability and validity. The rationale is explained for Health Science.

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