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PSYC 8116 Assignment Resources: Week 3 Application

Find research articles: Validity and reliability

Assignment: Choose an area of forensic psychology which you find interesting. Using the Walden Library, select and review a research study/article that relates to this area and that also addresses validity and reliability.

You can start your search for a research article that addresses reliability and validity in a psychology database such as PsycINFO

1. On the Library homepage, click on Databases A-Z. 

2. Click on and scroll down to PsycINFO.

Log in with your myWalden email and password. 

3. Now you are on a search screen with three Search boxes. We will break your topic down into just keywords and type one concept or keyword(s) per box.

In the first search box type:  research OR study

In the second search box type:  statistical reliability OR reliability

In the third search box type: statistical validity OR validity

Click the (+) button to create a new search field.

In the fourth search box type: forensic psychology

In the drop-down box to the right of the search field select: SU Subject

4. Under the search boxes, check the boxes for "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed".

5. Click Search.