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Invalid measurement validity

  • Peter Baxter

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Methodological concerns are a major reason behind having to turn down papers offered to Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. One important cause is inadequate validation of measures used in the work. The validity of a test is one of its most important attributes, whether it is a clinical assessment, laboratory assay, electrophysiological or neuroimaging investigation, or a measurement of function, such as motor or IQ scales. With such a plethora of tests used in both everyday clinical work and research, and with the difficulties involved, it is not surprising that some are incompletely validated.

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Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • ISSN: 0012-1622
  • EISSN: 1469-8749
  • URL: /core/journals/developmental-medicine-and-child-neurology
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