reliability and validity 3
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Discuss why reliability and validity are important in research and how they may differ depending on the type of research you are performing. Additionally, create an example of a problem criminology and criminal justice as a field would face if validity and reliability were not considered when using research to create policy
Each Original Posting should be a minimum of 350 words, and should thoroughly answer each question. These postings require advance preparation, and will be judged on the basis of such items as content, knowledge of the topic, length, research, grammar and spelling, and quality of writing.
Response posts should be at least 150 words long, and should reflect a meaningful engagement with the topic. You must make at least two high-quality responses. Supportive short responses are acceptable, in the spirit of continuing the conversation, but will not count towards your grade.