Assessing social validity in clinical treatment research: issues and procedures.

@article{Foster1999AssessingSV,
  title={Assessing social validity in clinical treatment research: issues and procedures.},
  author={Sharon L Foster and Eric J. Mash},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={308-19}
}
Social validity is a term coined by behavior analysts to refer to the social importance and acceptability of treatment goals, procedures, and outcomes. This article discusses dimensions of social validity, methods used to evaluate various aspects of social validity, and the applicability of these concepts and methods in clinical treatment research. 

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