Discussion Forum #5 Reliability and Validity Discuss your individual critical an

Discussion Forum #5
Reliability and Validity
Discuss your individual critical analysis of the posted article with in-text referencing to support your thoughts and ideas. Include an APA-formatted reference list.
Critique the article attached by responding to the following prompts. You must provide evidence from the article to support your answer. Include the page number of the article where you found the information.
What was the purpose of the study?
Identify the independent and dependent variables in the article.
Identify at least one operational definition used in the article.
Specify the data collection instruments used in the study. Were they appropriate? Why?
What steps did the researchers take to ensure fidelity in data collection?
Did the researcher discuss validity of instrument used? If no, as a researcher, how would you have discussed the validity of the instrument?
From your knowledge gained in research, how does the strength and quality of evidence related to reliability and validity of a study influence the applicability of findings to clinical practice?
What is your cosmic question?
Using in-text referencing and a reference list, submit your initial discussion post by Tuesday at 1159PM and reply back to your peers by Thursday at 1159PM.