is a measure of the extent the items included within an experiment appear to be appropriate for what they are being used to measure irrespective of whether they actually are.

FACE VALIDITY: "One of the key measures within psychological experiments is face validity which must be controlled to ensure reliability and validity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FACE VALIDITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/face-validity/ (accessed May 18, 2021).