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Why internal validity is not prior to external validity

Persson, Johannes LU and Wallin, Annika LU (2012) Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg In Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
Abstract
We show that the common claim that internal validity should be understood as prior to external validity has, at least, three epistemologically problematic aspects: experimental artefacts, the implications of causal relations, and how the mechanism is

measured. Each aspect demonstrates how important external validity is for the internal validity of the experimental result.
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internal validity, external validity, causation, Campbell, Cronbach
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Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers
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15 pages
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Phil Sci Archives
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Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg
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English
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yes
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fa531eb0-880b-456a-89ad-d9dd5d26a9ea (old id 2798570)
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/9171/
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2012-07-27 10:01:58
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  abstract     = {We show that the common claim that internal validity should be understood as prior to external validity has, at least, three epistemologically problematic aspects: experimental artefacts, the implications of causal relations, and how the mechanism is<br/><br>
measured. Each aspect demonstrates how important external validity is for the internal validity of the experimental result.},
  author       = {Persson, Johannes and Wallin, Annika},
  booktitle    = {Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers},
  keyword      = {internal validity,external validity,causation,Campbell,Cronbach},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15},
  publisher    = {Phil Sci Archives},
  title        = {Why internal validity is not prior to external validity},
  year         = {2012},
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