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Technique 9: Reliability and Validity
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Kain, Edward. 2010. “Technique 9: Reliability and Validity”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Teaching Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes:
To help students distinguish between reliability and validity and remember the significance of
that distinction. After this in-class illustration, students should be able to define both reliability
and validity, and give examples illustrating their understanding of the two terms.

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Subject Area(s):
Teaching and Learning in Sociology
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 200

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