Analyses the ‘veracity’ of an article The following article is the result of a collaboration between ABC News and The Journal of Developmental Psychology.
The full article is available here.
The word ‘valid’ is defined as ‘having certain characteristics or abilities that are generally accepted by the general public’.
In psychology, the validity of an outcome is a measure of whether it can be explained by a genuine, natural process.
For example, if you can explain how a ball rolling down a hill can happen, then it’s a valid outcome.
But if you’ve never heard of ball rolling, it’s not really a valid one.
So the idea of ‘verity’ is something psychologists have struggled with.
And that’s one of the challenges in looking at how the developmental psychology field deals with validity.
How does the research about the development process in autism stack up?
This is a collaboration by ABC News.
It’s an ongoing collaboration and you can read the entire article here.
To find out more about autism, you can visit the Australian Autism Network, the national service for people with autism and their families.
It is funded by the Australian Government and the Australian Research Council.