Evaluation Glossary

Discriminant Validity

Discriminant validity is the degree to which scores on a test do not correlate with scores from other tests that are not designed to assess the same construct. For example, if discriminant validity is high, scores on a test designed to assess aggressiveness should not be positively correlated with scores from tests designed to assess intelligence.


Kaufman, D. (2012) Psychology Glossary (www.alleydog.com/glossary/)

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