Reliability and Validity

For this assignment, you are being asked to create a PowerPoint presentation that reviews and illustrates the concepts of reliability and validity that students can use to assist with studying for exams.
Study the examples in the textbook, and create your own charts and graphs to describe the following:
1. internal versus external validity;
2. validity and operational definition;
3. statistical validity and margin of error of the estimate;
4. face validity versus content validity;
5. criterion validity and behavior;
6. convergent versus discriminant validity;
7. test-retest reliability;
8. interrater reliability and observational research;
9. two uses for internal reliability; and
10. the kinds of conclusions (your textbook calls them, claims) that can be derived from surveys, or correlational and experimental studies.
You are encouraged to use the SmartArt graphics tools in PowerPoint or photos of your own hand-drawn graphs. Be sure to provide examples to illustrate your descriptions.
You may use the notes field in PowerPoint to expand on your ideas if necessary, but this is not required.
Your presentation should include a title slide, at least 10 content slides, and a reference slide. Citations to document your sources should be placed either directly on the slide or in the speaker notes. Include the page number when citing the textbook.
If you have never created a PowerPoint, or if you want to brush up on your skills, watch this PowerPoint Basic Tutorial created by the Writing Center to learn tips and best practices.