Q. Can you tell me where to find Criterion Related Validity?


Hi Linda,

Are you looking for what the definition of Criterion Related Validity is? According to The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, it is " validity of a testing instrument assessed by determining the relationship between scores on a test and some independent criteria." Sometimes the terms "external validity" or "criterion validity" are used. You can find more entries on this concept in Credo Reference. To access this database, go to Quick Reference>Reference Databases at the top pf the library homepage. 

If you are looking for articles that discuss this concept, you can search in a database like PsycARTICLES/PsycINFO. To access this database, go to FIND NOW under Find Articles. Scroll through this alphabetical list to find PsycARTICLES/PsycINFO.

You can search for "criterion related validity" and also limit to peer reviewed articles if needed. 

If you have more information about what you are looking for, please let me know so that we may further assist you.


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