Methods of validating research
But all of those statements are technically incorrect.
Measures, samples and designs don't 'have' validity -- only propositions can be said to be valid.
" When we think about validity in research, most of us think about research components.
We might say that a measure is a valid one, or that a valid sample was drawn, or that the design had strong validity.
What information is given so that you can determine who the owner is and what their experience is, the resources they used, etc., that will help you evaluate the content of their site?
In short, you have to sift and make decisions all the time, and you want to make responsible choices that you won't regret. It's been called an art as well as work—much of which is detective work.
Depending on the source, you may feel there is little or no reason to consciously assess the information, while other sites you will perform some type of assessment.
Does the color scheme make it difficult to impossible for those with color-deficient vision impairments, or who have trouble discriminating certain color combinations to read the information at the site (examples of problematic text/backgrounds: dark gray on black, yellow on white, red on green)?
These eight validation strategies are not in order of importance.
Finding information on the Internet is only one part of your research: assessing the quality and timeliness of that information is the other.