Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300-400 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Study Internal and External Validity A study’s internal validity is concerned with whether the researcher’s methods were appropriate for the study’s purpose and whether potential threats were minimized.
External validity of a study is the extent to which a researcher can conclude that the results can be applied to a larger population or other organizational settings.
How you assess the internal and external validity of any study must take into consideration its design.
The criteria for assessing qualitative study methods are different from the criteria used to assess quantitative procedures.
Focus your discussion on the following:
Which specific internal validity issues are most likely to arise in your own dissertation research?
What procedures are you proposing to minimize these possible threats to your proposed research?