Application in Fire Research Unit 5 Journal
How relevant is validity and reliability in research involving the fire service, and what are some steps that you would take to ensure that your study takes these two concepts into consideration?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
Validity and Reliability in Research
Validity refers to the ability of a concept to be appropriate and accurate to any given research process. It holds two perspectives; the first one is whether the investigation provides the intended problem questions?
Secondly, is it providing the answers by using appropriate procedures and methods? On the other hand, reliability refers to the ability of a research instrument or tool to be consistent, stable, predictable, and accurate.
In this concept also exists two perspectives: how reliable an instrument is and how unreliable it is. These two concepts are vital in my fire service research because for me to get reliable data, all the tools for data collection must be stable and predictable in the output of information.
Validity is also a key in this research as it aids the link between the research questions and the responses as a result of the inquiries. The typical steps for ensuring the concept are in my study will be consistency in researching to make the right choice of methodology. Not all research methods fit both concepts: the sample population and sampling design are also considered. And also, in formulating a strong research design.