Authors:Edit Czeglédi, Róbert Urbán, and Péter Csizmadia
Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest
Kashima, A., Yamashita, T., Okamoto, A., Nagoshi, Y., Wada, Y., Tadai, T., Fukui, K.
(2003) Japanese version of the Body Attitude Test: its reliability and validity.
Authors:Chih-Hung Ko, Orsolya Király, Zsolt Demetrovics, Yun-Ming Chang, and Ju-Yu Yen
(ICD-11) classified gaming disorder (GD) as an addictive disorder (World Health Organization [ WHO], 2019 ). Scholars have raised several concerns regarding the appropriateness and validity of these diagnostic criteria ( Aarseth et al., 2017 ). However
Authors:R. Rice, Christine Borgman, Diane Bednarski, and P. Hart
Citation analysis is a useful method for studying a wide range of topics in bibliometrics and the sociology of science. However, many challenges have been made to the validity and reliability of the underlying assumptions, the data, and the methods used in citation studies. This article addresses these issues in three parts. First is a brief review of validity and reliability issues in citation research. Next we explore measurement error in a principal source of journal-to-journal citation data, the Institute for Scientific Information'sJournal Citation Reports. Possible sources of measurement error include discrepancies between citing and cited data, changed or deleted journal titles, aberrant abbreviations, and listing algorithms. The last section is a detailed description of ways to overcome some of the measurement errors. The data and examples are drawn from a journal-to-journal citation study in the fields of Communication, Information Science, and Library Science.
Authors:A. Rivas, J. Deshler, F. Quimby, H. Mohammed, D. Wilson, R. Gonzalez, D. Lein, and P. Bruso
Interdisciplinary synthesis and validity analysis (ISVA), a structured learning approach which integrates learning and communication theories, meta-analytic evaluation methods,
and literature management-related technologies was applied in the context of the 1993–1997 bovine mastitis research literature.
This study investigated whether ISVA could: 1) facilitate the analysis and synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge claims,
and 2) generate projects or research questions. The bovine mastitis-related literature was conceptualized as composed of microbiological,
immunological, and epidemiological dimensions. Keywords involving these dimensions were searched in theMedline andAgricola databases. A final list of 148 articles were retrieved, analyzed, synthesized into fifteen information sub-sets, and evaluated
for construct, internal, external and statistical validity through an interdisciplinary iterative dialogical process. Validity
threats were re-phrased as new research or educational projects.
Using a random sample of 79 theorists selected from among six of Mullins' theory groups, this study attempts to empirically assess the validity of Mullins' theory group classifications. The procedure involved utilizes multiple discriminant analysis based on four demographic-academic variables standardized relative to the publication date of the first major work written by each theorist. Results of the discriminant analysis indicate 70 percent of 40 cases, for whom complete data were available, are correctly classified, based on Mullins' initial categorizations. These results show Mullins' classification schema as having considerable construct validity, as well as demonstrating the utility of using multiple discriminant analysis as a technique for assessing other classificatory systems.