Validity: a concept at the heart of research

Br J Nurs. 1995 May;4(9):530-3. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1995.4.9.530.


This article considers the nature of validity and further explores the relationship between validity and reliability. The different forms of validity are discussed and the importance of developing more valid measures of nursing activity is highlighted.

MeSH terms

  • Bias
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Humans
  • Nursing Research / methods
  • Nursing Research / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results