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The internal validity of web-based studies

Lacherez, P. (2008) The internal validity of web-based studies. Empirical Musicology Review, 3(3), pp. 161-162.

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Abstract

Honing and Ladinig (2008) make the assertion that while the internal validity of web-based studies may be reduced, this is offset by an increase in external validity possible when experimenters can sample a wider range of participants and experimental settings. In this paper, the issue of internal validity is more closely examined, and it is agued that there is no necessary reason why internal validity of a web-based study should be worse than that of a lab-based one. Errors of measurement or inconsistencies of manipulation will typically balance across conditions of the experiment, and thus need not necessarily threaten the validity of a study’s findings.

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ID Code: 49207
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1559-5749
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2012 09:08
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 09:08

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