Face Validity
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Face Validity

An applicant's perception of how valid a measure is based on simple visual inspection. Though face validity alone cannot be used to support the use of an assessment, it is important because it promotes cooperation and acceptance of the assessment process on the part of applicants.

Face Validity

The degree to which test items appear to be directly related to the attribute the researcher wishes to measure.

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Face Validity has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Assessment and Selection Glossary, Glossary of Psychological Terms.

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