Week 7 – Assignment: Create an Instructor’s Presentation to Teach Students about Internal and External Validity
Create an instructor’s narrated PowerPoint presentation to teach students about internal and external validity. The presentation is to be narrated and usable in a teaching environment. Include the following:
Overview introduction on why researchers should be aware of internal and external validity.
Define internal validity.
Identify four common threats to internal validity
Provide an example for each of the four selected threats to internal validity using your intended dissertation research or quantitative example for this course.
Discuss two plausible research strategies that may be used to mitigate two of the selected threats to internal validity.
Define external validity.
Identify two common threats to external validity.
Provide an example for each of the two selected threats to external validity using your intended dissertation research or quantitative example from this course.
Discuss one plausible research strategy that may be used to mitigate one of the selected threats to external validity.
Provide a presentation conclusion.
Length: 8 to 10 slide PowerPoint narrated presentation. Speaker notes (minimum 200 words per slide)
Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
Bracht, G. & Glass, G. (2011). The external validity of experiments1. In Vogt, W. P. (Ed.), SAGE quantitative research methods (pp. 438-474). SAGE Publications, Inc., https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9780857028228
Salkind, N. J. (2010). Encyclopedia of research design (Vols. 1-0). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781412961288
Zikmund, W., Babin, B. J., Carr, J., & Griffin, M. (2013). Business research methods (9th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.