Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 3, Pages 404 - 419 2020-09-15

Establishing survey validity: A practical guide

William W COBERN [1] , Betty ADAMS AJ [2]


What follows is a practical guide for establishing the validity of a survey for research purposes. The motivation for providing this guide is our observation that researchers, not necessarily being survey researchers per se, but wanting to use a survey method, lack a concise resource on validity. There is far more to know about surveys and survey construction than what this guide provides; and this guide should only be used as a starting point. However, for the needs of many researchers, this guide provides sufficient, basic information on survey validity. The guide, furthermore, includes references to important handbooks for researchers needing further information.
Pretesting, Cognitive interviews, Reliability, Research Methods, Survey Methods, Validity
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date September
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0219-203X
Author: William W COBERN (Primary Author)
Institution: Western Michigan University
Country: United States


Orcid: 0000-0002-8554-8002
Author: Betty ADAMS AJ
Institution: Western Michigan University
Country: United States


Dates

Publication Date : September 15, 2020

APA Cobern, W , Adams, B . (2020). Establishing survey validity: A practical guide . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 7 (3) , 404-419 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.781366