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Why internal validity is not prior to external validity

Persson, Johannes and Wallin, Annika (2012) Why internal validity is not prior to external validity. In: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.

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    Abstract

    We show that the common claim that internal validity should be understood as prior to external validity has, at least, three epistemologically problematic aspects: experimental artefacts, the implications of causal relations, and how the mechanism is measured. Each aspect demonstrates how important external validity is for the internal validity of the experimental result


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: internal validity; external validity; Causation; Campbell; Cronbach
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Experimentation
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Johannes Persson
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 08:32
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 08:32
    Item ID: 9171
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9171

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