Generalizability and how it relates to validity

Sarah Shea Crowne

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• Generalizability is a primary aspect of research design and a key element of interpreting study findings. • It is important to maintain a balance between achieving strong internal validity and conducting research that has implications for those beyond the study sample. • When evaluating generalizability, one should consider the study's sample selection, eligibility criteria, and setting for research as well as the population and setting to which the findings may be relevant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-336
Number of pages2
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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