Construct validity in psychological tests.

@article{Cronbach1955ConstructVI,
  title={Construct validity in psychological tests.},
  author={L. Cronbach and P. Meehl},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1955},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          281-302
        }
}
Validation of psychological tests has not yet been adequately conceptualized, as the APA Committee on Psychological Tests learned when it undertook (1950-54) to specify what qualities should be investigated before a test is published. In order to make coherent recommendations the Committee found it necessary to distinguish four types of validity, established by different types of research and requiring different interpretation. The chief innovation in the Committee's report was the term… Expand
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