Living The American Dream


In the perspective of understanding research methodologies, the importance of validation and reliability must be considered at various stages of a framework and process. In the preparatory or design phase of research consideration must be given to how the data will be treated. Similar treatment of the information in the Literature Review must also occur. In addressing the research question, data must be collected and how it is treated also remains important which lent credibility to how that data is interpreted in the findings portion of research.

How data is treated required a review of whether or not it belonged in the study. This involved a perspective of validity and reliability associated with the data. The following narrative will answer the following questions:

  • What is the difference between reliability and validity? Which is more important Why?
  • What are the different ways of assessing reliability?
  • What are the different ways…

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