(Part of) the case for a pragmatic approach to validity: Comment on De Houwer, Teige-Mocigemba, Spruyt, and Moors (2009)

Brian A. Nosek, Anthony G. Greenwald
2009 Psychological bulletin  
In their review of validity of the Implicit Association Test and affective priming, J. De Houwer, S. Teige-Mocigemba, A. Spruyt, and A. Moors (2009) identified validity with establishment of "basic theoretical understanding" of the measures. It is agreed that theoretical understanding has an important role in making measures more valid and useful. Nevertheless, the authors conclude that scientific advancement will more often be well served by prioritizing pragmatic goals of establishing the
more » ... ictive validity of the measures and their adequate sensitivity to individual differences.
doi:10.1037/a0015047 pmid:19379020 fatcat:utr6o6bxxvb2fanq34shqxfqpm