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Empirical Validity

Statistical evidence that a diagnostic instrument measures what it is supposed to measure.

Example: SAT performance has been shown to correlate fairly well with one’s college GPA; therefore, the SAT is an empirically valid measure of academic aptitude.

Empirical Validity
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Empirical Validity. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from