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Mastering Validity and Reliability in Academic Research: Meaning and Significance

Volume: 144  ,  Issue: 1 , March    Published Date: 07 March 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 109  ,  Download: 55 , Pages: 271 - 276    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001441320246160

Authors

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1 Fodouop Kouam Arthur William

Abstract

This study provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts of validity and reliability in academic research and explores methods and strategies to enhance these factors in research studies. By delving into the significance of validity and reliability in various research contexts, including experimental, survey, qualitative, clinical, and social science research, the study offers valuable insights for researchers seeking to ensure the credibility and trustworthiness of their findings. The study highlights the importance of careful research design, the use of valid and reliable measurement tools, establishing clear operational definitions, minimizing bias and error, conducting reliability analyses, validating findings with multiple methods, and peer review processes in enhancing the validity and reliability of research studies. The findings of this research contribute to the existing literature by providing practical guidance on mastering validity and reliability in academic research and emphasizing the need for researchers to prioritize assessing these factors throughout the research process. Additionally, the study suggests future research directions to explore novel strategies for enhancing validity and reliability in different research contexts.

Keywords

  • Academic research
  • measurement tools
  • reliability
  • research design
  • significance
  • validity