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    Basically what is the difference between all three?
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    (Original post by ilovefruit)
    Basically what is the difference between all three?
    Mundane Realism - Whether the tasks of a study resemble things that would commonly occur in society; for example I'm doing a focus group based dissertation which will be getting participants to read newspaper articles (something which lots and lots of people do in everyday life)

    Egological validity - Whether the results of a study can be applied to the rest of society. Again using my example; because I'll be getting people to do this in groups and discuss their feelings around them - something which doesn't really happen in everyday life, it could be argued my study lacks egological validity.

    Generalisation - Argueably is the same as egological validity. This just refers to whether the findings of your research can be generalised to the rest of society.

    Hope this helps
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    I would add to Deysey's very useful post to stay that generalizability can also be on a smaller scale such as generalazing from one person to those with the same disorder (such as a case study that often lacks this ability)
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    What psychology Alevel / AS are you doing ?? Mine in OCR
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    (Original post by X_Hope_X)
    What psychology Alevel / AS are you doing ?? Mine in OCR
    I'm doing my second year of AQA
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    (Original post by ilovefruit)
    I'm doing my second year of AQA
    Oh okay, good luck! Is psychology in year 13 much harder than the first year ? Because I'm finding it quite easy ( well as compared to my other 2 subjects )
 
 
 
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