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The principles of validity and reliability are fundamental cornerstones of the scientific method. Education research and perspectives, vol38, no1 105 validity and reliability in social science research ellen a drost california state university, los angeles. The validity of the design of experimental research studies is a fundamental part of the scientific method, and a concern of research ethics.
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